Past meets present as Aston Martin designed, futuristic vessel unites with one of the oldest Bowmore whiskies..
Crafted with consideration over decades, Bowmore® has an inherent appreciation for how each moment comes to bear on the character of the whisky and how times past have 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 has stimulated and imagined our latest creation – a true coming together of heritage and innovation. At its heart, this is a celebration of how, along with ultra-luxury British brand, Aston Martin, we strive for constant evolution and ingenuity to provoke, inspire and excite.
Bowmore ARC-52 is the story of a groundbreaking Aston Martin design bringing to life a striking decanter, unlike anything ever seen before, containing one of our oldest Bowmore whiskies ever released. Never before have we showcased our inspiring partnership through such absolute innovation and collaborative creativity to bring our worlds together so boldly and definitively.
In its physical form, this is an ingenious object; half Bowmore, half Aston Martin, travelling in two directions at the same time, exploring the ideals of balance, capturing perfect stability combined with definitive intensity. It is this concept of balance which defines every aspect of ARC-52. Taking the very same approach to achieving balance and optimal form when designing an Aston Martin, this vessel calls on these exacting principles, from the latest 3D printing to hand-crafted clay modelling in realizing its form.
The cutting-edge engineering of Aston Martin combined with the unfaltering attention to detail and craftsmanship of Bowmore has made ARC-52 a reality. Bringing these two worlds together has not been without challenges and has seen considerable time invested in order to realize this vision. From the meticulously engineered bespoke magnetic key, which releases the striking aluminum top almost by magic, whilst maintaining the sleek clean lines, to the individually hand-blown glass, this is design on a different scale.
Matured for a remarkable 52 years in a marriage of two cask styles, married in two exact parts - 50% from an American Oak Hogshead and 50% from a European Oak Butt. This single malt promises unquestionable complexity but is perfectly balanced by bringing together these individual styles in equal parts. Timelessly capturing the classic Bowmore character as it signals the crescendo with herbal and medicinal notes combined with exotic fruits, praline, and butterscotch to finish.
Creamy and fruity aromas of vanilla and custard cream are carefully balanced with peach, pear, kumquat, mandarin, a hint of guava with herbal notes of fresh mint, and eucalyptus. On the palate, this continues to evolve as flavours of green grapes and peach melba, clementine, and lime zest merge seamlessly alongside nutty notes of almond and hazelnuts; whilst tobacco leaves give way to a subtle peat ash and buttery character.
The first in a new inspiring Series, just 100 decanters of ARC-52 will be available in key global markets including UK, Germany, Netherlands, USA, China, Singapore, Global Travel Retail and Canada. Bowmore ARC-52 is set to hit shelves in Canada in late summer 2022 in very limited quantities. At a suggested retail price of $125,000/750 ml, with an ABV of 42.3%, this highly collectible marque will be coveted by whisky and design enthusiasts. For more information visit, www.bowmore.com.