Rarest and oldest Bowmore raises cash for charity

This month the oldest bottle of Bowmore®, Bowmore1957, 54yo, is being sold at auction. As well as being the oldest Bowmore it is also the oldest Islay Single
Malt ever released. With only 12 bottles in existence worldwide, this is the rarest Bowmore and will no doubt become one of the most sought-after and collectible Single Malt Scotch Whiskies in the world. Bottles No. 1 and No. 2 will be sold at a public auction at Bonhams in Edinburgh on Oct 10 and in New York City on Oct 28 with a minimum reserve set at £100,000 per bottle (approx. $155,000). All net proceeds from both sales will be donated to five Scottish charities including The Beatson Oncology Centre, CHAS, Erskine, Marie Curie Cancer Care and Alzeimer Scotland. Mike Keiller, Morrison Bowmore Distillers Chief Executive Officer, says, “The notion of having a cask from 1957 that can still produce something so glorious shows the acute attention to detail and care that we pride ourselves on at Morrison Bowmore. We thought we should help Scottish charities with this rare piece of Scotch whisky history.”
If you missed the October 10 auction there is still the New York City one on October 28 (http://www.bonhams.com/auctions/20459/). Enquiries regarding bidding can be directed to bids@bonhams.com. The minimum reserve set by Bonhams is £100,000 per bottle, the highest reserve ever set for a Single Malt Whisky.

Category: News, Whisky
Tags: Bowmore 1957