1963 Bowmore 30th Anniversary (bottled 1993)
From the producer:
The 17th of July 1963 was to prove an eventful day in the fortunes of Stanley P. Morrison, a pre-eminent Scotch whisky broker with a lifetime experience of the trade going back to the 1920's.
Lunching that day in Glasgow's foremost restaurant, the Malmaison, he happened to overhear a conversation between two lawyers discussing the sale of Sherriffs's Bowmore Distillery to an overseas group. Excusing himself from his dining companions, he phoned the Proprietrix, Kay Grigor, to enquire if the distillery was indeed for sale. On affirmation he persuaded her that it would be best for all concerned if she were to sell the distillery to him. This she readily agreed to.
Over dinner that evening they reached agreement and the distillery was sold to Stanley P. Morrison Ltd at a price of £63,000. Although the signing and transfer of title deeds did not take place until 7th December 1963, production had already commenced in the Autumn and to this day Bowmore is the only family controlled distillery on the Island of Islay.
A limited edition of 600 bottles originally released in 1993. The distillery was sold in 1994 to Suntory of Japan (producer of Yamazaki) and is now part of the Beam Suntory group which is one of the world's largest spirits producers, if not the largest.
Bottle size: 70cl
Shipped weight: 4kg