Black Bowmore DB5 1964 Scotch Whisky

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The thinking behind an attractive vessel — be it bottle, decanter, or glass — is that the pleasure of enjoying a finely-crafted spirit begins with the eyes. It’s hard to think of a better treat for one’s vision than the bottle made for the Black Bowmore DB5 1964 Scotch Whisky. The handcrafted bottle features a genuine piston from an Aston Martin DB5 for a base. Considering just over a thousand DB5s were made by the British car maker back in the 1960s, the bottle here is pretty dang rare. So is the stuff inside. 

The centuries old distillery, located on the Isle of Islay off the western coast of Scotland, distilled this dark black beauty back in 1964, maturing it in ex-sherry casks for 31 years. The year 1964 also happens to be when the last of the Aston Martin DB5s rolled off the production line at the Newport Pagnell factory. And it’s the year James Bond first drove the DB5 on screen, helping the sporty GT gain status as “the most famous car in the world.”

With notes ranging from tobacco smoke to orange peel, passion fruit to honey, Bowmore’s ‘64 Scotch is considered one of the rarest single malt whiskies ever. Paired up with the equally rare bottles, it’s a fair bet few of us will get to try it. They’re offering 25 bottles up for sale and if you happen to nab one, please drop us an invite to the tasting. 

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