Bowmore 1980 30 Year Old The Queen's Visit
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Lot number: 066-2084
Winning bid: £2,200
The oldest distillery on Islay, Bowmore has been described as the Grande Dame of the island. It still has it's own floor maltings which make up about 30% of their requirements. Their No. 1 vaults are the oldest maturation warehouse in Scotland and the only one below sea level.
A very special Bowmore from a hogshead filled on August 9th 1980, the day that Queen Elizabeth II visited the distillery.
Cask #5774 was acquired by Jim Howat, then Chairman of Morrison Bowmore and was left in his will to the JTH Charitable Trust he created with his wife Christine.
In presentation box with certificate.
Age: 30 years old
Cask Type: Hogshead, American oak
Cask no: 5774
46.7% ABV 70cl
Bottle no: 71 / 156
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