Oldest Islay malt released


FIVE Scottish charities are in line for a major windfall with the auction of two bottles of what’s claimed to be oldest Islay single malt release.

Only 12 bottles of the 54 year old Bowmore 1957 have been released, meaning it’s likely to be one of the most collectable single malt Scotch whiskies in the world.
Bottles No.1 and No.2 are being auctioned at Bonhams in Edinburgh on October 10 and New York on October 28 with the minimum set at £100,000 per bottle. The proceeds are set to be donated to five Scottish charities.
“Upon checking the whisky in early 2011, we knew it had reached perfection at 54 years of age,” said Andrew Rankin, Morrison Bowmore’s chief blender.
“Bowmore 1957 has withstood the test of time astoundingly well and is nothing short of brilliance in a glass.”
Distilled in 1957, and bottled in 2011, the liquid lay in the “finest oak” in Bowmore’s No.1 Vaults for more than a half a century.

Image – Bottles No.1 and No.2 are being auctioned this month.