Bowmore - 40 Year Old (1955)

LOT #58213
£12,500.00 €13,773.75$16,278.75
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Lot Information

  • Country: Scotland
  • Region: Islay
  • Distillery status: Operational
  • Type: Single Malt Whisky
  • Age: 40
  • Bottles Produced: 306
  • Size: 70cl
  • Delivery weight: 4.00kg
  • Strength: 42%

Lot Condition Warnings

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About the distillery

Bowmore is a distillery that produces scotch whisky on the isle of Islay, an island of the Inner Hebrides.  The distillery, which lies on the South Eastern shore of Loch Indaal, is one of the oldest in Scotland and is said to have been established in 1779.  The distillery is owned by Beam Suntory who also own the Auchentoshan, Glen Garioch, Laphroaig and Ardmore distilleries and produce the Teacher's Highland Cream blend. 

Other Information

Distilled on 22nd of November 1955, originally matured in a bourbon hogshead before 20 years later it was transferred into a Sherry cask to finish maturing prior to being bottled in 1995. 

The beautiful hand-crafted glass decanter was produced by Caithness Glass, Scotland and are each individually numbered.

The presentation case was hand-made from oak by Master Cabinet Makers  Charles Kirkby & Sons, England. 

Bottle number 39 of 306. 

Only 294 of these decanters were released to the public, with 12 being stored in Bowmore's vaults. 

Includes glass stopper and padlock key. 

Please ensure that you undertake close up viewing/inspection prior to placing any bid.  If you are not satisfied with the photos, or if you have questions beyond the offered description and images, please click "ask a question" to make specific enquiries or to receive a more in-depth condition report.  Lots will be sold as seen and described.  Insurance against any damage during transit is available at checkout at a cost of 3% of the hammer price.  Please note that if insurance is not selected, due to the various ages of bottles and their seals, condition of liquid is at the buyer's discretion and no claim can be lodged against failure/leakage in transit.

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Date / Time Bid Amount
18/10/20 15:37 £12,500.00 €13,773.75$16,278.75
18/10/20 15:37 £12,000.00 €13,222.80$15,627.60
18/10/20 15:37 £11,000.00 €12,120.90$14,325.30
18/10/20 15:36 £10,000.00 €11,019.00$13,023.00
18/10/20 10:58 £5,900.00 €6,501.21$7,683.57
16/10/20 19:04 £5,800.00 €6,391.02$7,553.34