Bowmore whiskey has collaborated with Aston Martin to create the Bowmore ARC-52 , a striking decanter containing one of Bowmore’s oldest whiskies., crafted by utilising the latest 3D printing and hand crafted clay modelling.
Matured for 52 years, the single malt within the decanter is perfectly balanced with Bowmore’s classic 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, fresh mint and eucalyptus.
Marek Reichman, Chief Creative Officer, Aston Martin, said “ARC–52 sits at the apex of our partnership, truly showing the depth of what we can create collaboratively. We set out to produce something which hasn’t been seen before, capturing our uncompromised design principles and also the magnificence of the whisky. I believe that what we have created is truly a piece of sculpture. Taking balance as the most important factor, as we do in designing Aston Martin cars, we’ve harnessed heritage and innovation in perfect balance. For me there is just so much to discover with this whisky as it embodies so much hidden knowledge and even the colour looks like it’s been created by time.”
Ron Welsh, Master Blender, Bowmore, said “ A Bowmore as exquisite and complex as this 52 year old is testament to the skills of our distillery team and their commitment to optimising the time spent in cask to create such an incredible spirit. With ARC-52 the complexity of this single malt is unquestionable and to achieve such perfect balance not only defines its physical form but unites beautifully in every drop of this stunning whisky. Working with Aston Martin remains hugely rewarding and fascinating for me. It continues to inspire and show us a different way of working, with absolute precision, and has allowed us to create what, in my opinion, is the best Bowmore over 50 years old that I’ve ever tasted.”
The first in a new a new series, just 100 decanters of ARC-52 will be available from late Summer 2022 priced around $75,000.