Collectors can own this 'saved from extinction' Bowmore 1957 whisky

Collectors with a love of Scotch whisky have just two days left to take part in German auction house's sale of rare and collectible single malts, ending Saturday (July 10).

Among the historic whiskies is this Bowmore 1957 - an original bottling from January 14, 1957, numbered 144 out of 861, and casked in the Bowmore's famous No 1 vaults for nearly four decades.

The 38-year-old Bowmore 1957, casked in the famous No 1 Vault 

The 38-year-old has been described by its Islay island distillers as "saved from extinction" in reference to the whisky's alcohol volume, and is thus utra-rare.

By law, the alcoholic volume of whisky must be a minimum of 40%, but the strength evaporates over time. When the 1957 was bottled its natural cask strength was just 40.1% volume.

However, the 38-year-old still went to market - and is today regarded as a true gem from the renowned Bowmore family.

Number 144 from a limited bottling of only 861 individually numbered bottles,
signed by Distiller Manager Islay Campbell

Presented in a handmade oak case, the Bowmore 1957 is an exceptional whisky and should prove a great investment for its lucky buyer.

At the time of writing, the 1957 had attracted 17 bids. Its value currently stands at €1,710 with two days left to go before the sale closes.


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