Bowmore, the renowned Islay-based distillery, has partnered once again with the esteemed luxury automaker Aston Martin to create a stunning decanter for the incredibly rare 52-year-old vintage whisky produced by Bowmore Distillery. Drawing inspiration from the black rocks found in the bay of Loch Indaal, where the Bowmore Distillery is located, the ARC-52 decanter features a carbon fibre top inspired by the traditional Japanese metalworking technique of Mokume Gane which produces a mixed-metal laminate with distinctive layered patterns.
“The very concept of ARC is itself spectacular in both form and contents, but this one-off creation adds even greater depth, intrigue and inspiration to the story of ARC. By creating this unique Mokume edition, we can also fulfil our ambition to ‘give back’ to our homeplace through The Bowmore Legacy, by offering collectors and Bowmore lovers something truly special and desirable. As one of my last project’s for Bowmore, this one is exceptionally close to my heart and is the perfect climax to an incredibly rewarding and exciting career.” said in a press prelease Ron Welsh, Master Blender at Bowmore.
This unique and highly prized collector’s item with an estimate of £140,000-220,000 ($175,000-275,000) will be showcased and auctioned at Sotheby’s in London on May 26th, with all proceeds going towards The Bowmore Legacy fund.
The successful bidder will have the opportunity to enjoy an experience at Bowmore Distillery, along with the thrilling privilege of driving the limited-edition Aston Martin DBX Bowmore Edition on the picturesque island of Islay. Any takers?
Images Courtesy of Aston Martin