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    Single Malt Scotch Whisky


    23 year old
    Old and Rare

    £475.00 Ex VAT £395.83

    ABV: 58.1%

    Bottle size: 70cl

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    The 23 year old Bowmore was distilled in October 1990 and bottled in June 2014 at a natural cask strength of 58.1% volume - it iis one of only 195 bottles with each expression filled from a sherry finished hogshead.

    Bowmore is the oldest distillery on Islay, said to have been founded in 1779 by a local farmer, David Simpson of Bridgend. It is my belief, however, that the actual date of foundation was a decade before this when the ‘model village’ of Bowmore was laid out by Daniel Campbell of Shawfield, the local laird.
    The make has long had a high reputation. As early as 1841, Walter Frederick Campbell of Islay received an order from the Royal Household for “a cask of your best Islay Mountain Dew cash size and price of no concern] but the very best that can be had”. The order was renewed two years later.

    It was also one of the earliest malts to be offered as a single: even in the 1880s Bowmore Pure Islay Malt Whisky was being sold throughout the United Kingdom, Ireland and Canada.

    In 2007 a bottle engraved ‘W & J. Mutter, 1851’ [the Mutter brothers owned the distillery between 1837 and 1892] achieved £25,000 at auction, and in September last year, 12 bottles distilled in 1957 were released and auctioned for Scottish charities in October 2012, with a reserve price of £100,000.

    Deep amber in hue, with dull bronze lights. An intense, mellow, savoury nose, which combines dried meat (biltong) with plums in liquor and coal tar soap. Tannic-dry to taste, with big smoke in the finish and a perfumed middle. Water raises the perfumed scent, smooths the texture and mellows the tannins.

    Hunter Laing's Old & Rare name signifies a rare single cask malt that has been bottled at the peak of its flavour. Whether it was the water, the wood, or even the location in the warehouse, circumstances have conspired to create a sublime drinking experience which once consumed, can never be repeated
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