The Bowmore Whisky & Aston Martin Masters’ Selection Reaches its Crescendo

The Bowmore Whisky & Aston Martin Masters' Selection Reaches its Crescendo

Bowmore and Aston Martin have released the fourth and final whisky in their limited-edition Masters’ Selection. This final release brings together components from the previous three editions, and the result is a whisky defined by extraordinary flavour and complexity.

Bowmore® knows that every moment can help to shape the character of whisky, which is why there is a distinct purpose behind how it makes its whiskies. The whisky makers seek to shape every drop, and by adopting this approach, they create multi-dimensional single malts imbued with depth and distinctive flavours.

This precision has shaped and driven the collaboration, which has opened a window into each brand, allowing them to understand, appreciate, and fully respect each other. With three releases under their belts, the Bowmore and Aston Martin’s Masters’ Selection comes full circle with the fourth and final release.

For Bowmore, each whisky it produces adds a new chapter to its story, shaping the legacy from character and flavour, heritage and innovation, exceptional ageing, and whisky–making skills to bring the collaboration to a finale where all the different parts come together in total harmony.

A bottle on its side with a close up view of the label

Ron Welsh, who created the whisky for Bowmore, said, “This fourth and final edition of Masters’ Selection defines the journey of this collaboration to date with absolute perfection. We’ve brought together components of the previous three releases to realise the finale of the Series to celebrate both flavour and complexity.

“Uniting the spirit of both Bowmore and Aston Martin has been an honour and a privilege for everyone involved, and I am confident this shows in the quality of what we have created together.

“We look forward to continuing to explore and stretch the possibilities of this incredible partnership for many more years to come.”

For Aston Martin, each car that rolls off its production line plays a vital part in the story, building intensity and desire through cutting-edge design, groundbreaking engineering, and a rich evolutionary legacy – to reach the pinnacle where this vision becomes a reality.

Marek Reichman, Aston Martin’s Executive Vice President and Chief Creative Officer, said, “Working on the Masters’ Selection has been both inspiring and enlightening over the past four years. With its attention to detail and depth, the whisky-making process has enriched my understanding and appreciation for this craft.

“The final edition, showcasing flavours from roasted hazelnuts to grilled Seville orange zest, matured in carefully selected Tawny Port American oak casks and Oloroso Sherry butts, demonstrates the complexity and richness we aimed to achieve. This partnership with Bowmore highlights our shared values of precision and excellence, resulting in a whisky that truly stands out. I am proud to have played a role in creating this exceptional whisky.”

The etching on the glass bottle

Just as the Series reaches a crescendo, this single malt captures this same spirit through its character, as is classically Bowmore. Matured in Tawny Port American oak casks and Oloroso Sherry butts, specially selected to create this apex moment. This 21-year-old whisky unites the three predecessors of Masters’ Selection yet adds a further dimension to show just how multi-dimensional and expressive Bowmore can be.

Merging nutty sweetness on the nose and then opening with a rich and spicy flair, this single malt gathers momentum, flavour, and intensity at every stage. The honey sweetness comes together with rich salted toffee, orange zest and thyme alongside sultanas, oak spices and velvety milk chocolate, leading to a crescendo velvety mouthcoating finish, warmth followed by long drying light medicinal and peat smoke notes.

Bowmore Masters’ Selection Edition 4 is available in key global markets, including the UK, Germany, Canada, USA, and China, at an RSP of £425 (ex VAT/duty) from July 2024 onwards.

Bowmore and Aston Martin are committed to responsible drinking and advocate that no one should drink and drive. Drink Smart® messaging will be integrated into all brand activations around the partnership, while the dedicated Drink Smart® platform ensures communication with legal-purchase-age adults about making informed, responsible choices.

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