However, we guess the Black Bowmore DB5 1964 will be enjoyed after a day at the wheel of your classic Aston, rather than during the drive.
It’s said to ‘bring together an iconic whisky and a legendary car in a bottle of equal parts, featuring exceptional single malt and a genuine Aston Martin
Only 25 bottles are offered for sale at £50,000 a pop. Sounds obscene to us.
The year 1964 coincides with Bowmore entering the modern age of distilling as coal fires made way for steam in heating the stills. First distilled that
year, Black Bowmore is said to be ‘one of the rarest and most sought-after single malt whiskies ever’.
Aston’s DB5 launched in 1963, and was linked with the Bond films a year later. Yes, they are clutching at straws there.
The Black Bowmore DB5 bottle is handcrafted by Glasstorm, a bespoke contemporary glass studio, based in North East Scotland. Each bottle is said to take
a week to complete. A whole week! But then melding the glass into the piston probably takes a bit of skill. The presentation box is also handmade featuring
a solid brass latch and hinges.
For the whisky swillers among you, here are the tasting notes.
On the eye:
Deep obsidian black
Layers of ripe exotic fruits and creme caramel. As time moves on soft tobacco smoke, aromatic orange peel and rich black cherry come to the fore.
Intense flavours of mango, passion fruit and acacia honey interwoven with a powerful combination of coffee and tobacco smoke
A wonderfully long and decadent finish with tropical fruits and spice.
Cask type: Williams & Humbert Walnut Brown Oloroso Sherry Butt
It should produce one heck of a hangover.