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Antique Bowmore 12yr Single Malt Whisky

Item # 36193
$299.96/ Single Bottle

Item Notes

  • Limited Production: Only 1 bottle(s) per customer

Tasting Notes

An older version of Bowmore likely from the Morrison era of the early 1990s. This is Bowmore beginning to tiptoe into modernity a bit more making this flagship 12yr decidedly different (and much beloved) than the DeLuxe and 12yr olds of the 70s and 80s. But, true to their heritage, the label takes pride in Bowmore being the "best balanced," Islay whisky and true to form this expression delivers a unique balance of tropical fruit, sea, smoke and oak. Despite the many years in cellar, this bottle is in near perfect condition aside from some wear in the original tax stamp. A great find!

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Distillation was brought to Scotland from Ireland by missionary monks in the 6th century. In 1644, the first taxes were imposed on Scottish distillers by England, with the result that most of the nation’s whisky was soon distilled illicitly. With the Parliament’s passing of the “Excise Act” in 1824, licensing fees for distilleries were much cheaper. Distilleries started to take out...

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