Last year, Aston Martin and renowned scotch maker Bowmore announced their partnership to create exclusive bottlings and experiences. And in bringing you the first edition from the collaboration, the marquees have unveiled the limited edition Black Bowmore DB5 1964 whiskey.
Aged in a walnut brown oloroso Sherry butt, the 31-year-old whiskey is said to be a celebration of “a definitive moment in history” for both Bowmore and Aston Martin. The novel blend consists of Bowmore’s reserve Black 1964 single malt whiskey (which was the first run using Bowmore’s then-new steam-heated stills) with refreshing notes of mango, passion fruit, and acacia honey mixed in with coffee and tobacco smoke.
Only 25 bottles of the Aston Martin X Bowmore whiskey have been produced, with each bottle being made using half Scottish glass and half of a real DB5 metal piston. The decanters take inspiration from Aston Martin’s iconic supercar from the same era — the DB5 and are handcrafted by Glasstorm, a contemporary glass studio in Scotland. They are further presented in a handmade presentation box complete with a custom solid brass latch and hinges, plated with nickel.