BOWMORE® AND ASTON MARTIN: MASTERS REUNITE


Crafted with consideration over decades, Bowmore® has an inherent appreciation as to how each moment comes to bear on the character of the whisky, and how time past has shaped today.  Rooted in intentionality, we make our whiskies this way on purpose, shaping every drop, adding depth and distinction of flavour to shape our multi-dimensional single malt.

It is this precise ethos which shapes and drives our collaboration with ultra-luxury British brand, Aston Martin.  A partnership built on a true coming together of heritage and innovation.  Whilst originating from two very different, if not contrasting, worlds we share a synchronicity which unites us creating a strong bond which bridges these distinctive worlds.  And this bond evolves from the partnership of the two Masters, who each lead their areas of expertise with vision and vigour.

In celebration of this extraordinary meeting of minds, we unveil the second iteration of our inspired Masters’ Selection series, Bowmore Aston Martin Masters’ Selection 22-Year-Old, a single malt capturing a harmonising force in both its presence and it character. 

The story of this whisky sees Bowmore’s Master Whisky Blender skillfully seeking the optimal nurture of spirit in cask, whilst the leader of Aston Martin’s world-renowned design function strives to push the boundaries of technology, with often futuristic and experimental dynamism.  It is these differences which drive the collective creativity and inspiration, allowing both teams to explore and shape the making of this whisky from start to finish.  From sampling different cask styles, to defining the character they all align behind, this is true collaboration at its finest. By sharing experiences, ideas, and thoughts, they explore each other’s world’s, listening and learning from the skills they all champion, taking inspiration to shape this latest creation. 

Marek Reichman, Chief Creative Officer, Aston Martin, said, “For Aston Martin we are always striving to push the boundaries, be that design, engineering or performance, to achieve the very best in each car we create.  We are fueled by passion, but also by partnership.  In coming together with Bowmore, we can imagine, discover, and create together, taking inspiration from one another constantly.   Working together to create synergies and bridges between our two worlds feels very natural so we’ve achieved a powerful harmony built on mutual respect, trust and understanding.”

Ron Welsh, Master Blender, Bowmore, said “We talk about shared synergies between the contrasting worlds of Bowmore and Aston Martin and this is what truly defines the relationship Marek and I have formed.  We have relished in the opportunity to share experiences, ideas and thoughts from each other’s world’s, listening and learning from the inherent skill, knowledge and creativity we both possess.  In collaborating as guardians of our respective legacies, we recognize the honour bestowed upon us.“

This whisky absolutely captures this synchronised creativity as it brings two distinct parts together, in this case American Oak hogsheads with Sherry butts. But also uniting two different millennium, with whisky distilled in 1997 and 2000 respectively.  

This 22-Year-Old single malt delivers a character of two distinct, synchronized parts, much like our two Masters.  Beginning with fragrances of honey sweetness, peach, and apricot, yet evolving into bolder medicinal aromas, with fresh tobacco, cloves, and eucalyptus.   The palate is treated to another contrast of character, yet this time with a maritime feel giving an initial medicinal, salty taste which gives way to sweetness in the form of honey, yet with an intriguing note of fresh oysters lingers bringing it back to Islay, along with the subtle peat smoke on the mouth drying finish.

A truly harmonious single malt, seamlessly merging two distinct parts to create a unified taste experience; celebration of the power of unity where distinctive flavours can come together beautifully.

Bowmore Masters’ Selection Edition 2 is the second release in the collectable series available in key global markets including UK, Germany, Canada, USA, and China at an RSP of GBP £390/US$450 (ex VAT/duty).

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