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Icon In A Bottle: Aston Martin’s Black Bowmore 1964 Scotch Whisky

The Black Bowmore 1964 is a striking concept that brings together an iconic whisky and a legendary car in a bottle of equal parts.

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Bowmore Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky and Aston Martin present their first collaborative limited edition release, the Black Bowmore DB5 1964. For decades, both Bowmore and Aston Martin have strived to craft and create, bringing fine whiskies and breathtaking automobiles to life.

A beautifully inspiring masterpiece, this unique, handcrafted vessel houses an equally rare single malt – Black Bowmore 1964. Inspired by the past, but genuinely breathtaking in today’s world, the significance of 1964 is paramount. This represents a defining era of evolution for both Bowmore and Aston Martin. Both companies made changes that would lead to the birth of some of their most iconic creations.

Aston Martin Whisky

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Bowmore is the oldest distillery on the Isle of Islay, Scotland, where some of the most legendary and collectible whiskies are created. With only 25 bottles available to buy, Black Bowmore DB5 is an exceptionally rare celebration of time, commemorating a definitive moment in history for both Bowmore and Aston Martin. It is also a celebration of shared values and passions, showcasing great innovation and invention.

Black Bowmore 1964 is a striking concept that brings together an iconic whisky and a legendary car in a bottle of equal parts. It features exceptional single malt and a genuine Aston Martin DB5 piston.

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The iconic Aston Martin DB5 is among the best-known cinematic James Bond car in the world. It first appeared in the James Bond film Goldfinger in 1964.


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On the Eye: Deep obsidian black.

Breathe In: Layers of ripe exotic fruits and crème caramel.​ As time moves on, soft tobacco smoke, aromatic orange peel, and rich black cherry come to the fore.

Taste: Intense flavors of mango, passion fruit, and acacia honey interwoven with a powerful combination of coffee and tobacco smoke.​

Savor: A wonderfully long and decadent finish with tropical fruits and spice, defining over 240 years of craftsmanship.

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First Fill Williams & Humbert walnut brown Oloroso Sherry butt, 31 Years Old, 49.6% abv.

The limited-edition Aston Martin x Bowmore Black 1964 single malt retail price is £50,000 (approximately USD 65,000).

Drink responsibly and legally.

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