In September 2012, Bowmore distillers unveiled 12 bottles of this £100,000 a pop 54-year-old Scotch whisky – the oldest Islay malt had ever released. Bowmore 1957 spent 43 years in a second-fill sherry cask, before being moved in 2000 and aged for a further 11 years in a bourbon cask.
The whisky is housed in a glass and platinum bottle featuring glass shaped to symbolise the waves that crash against the distillery’s maturation warehouse which sits below sea level.
Most of this Scotch was available only direct from the distillery.