Sometimes, the coolest creations happen when two separate worlds intertwine. In this case, it’s luxury sportscar maker Aston Martin and Scottish Whiskey giant Bowmore, teaming up to unveil a limited-edition bottle of single-malt Islay whiskey.
It’s called the Black Bowmore DB5 1964, and if you’re a fan of whiskies, you’ll know why it’s so special. First distilled on 5 November 1964, Black Bowmore has become one of the rarest and most sought-after single malt whiskies ever created. In fact, there has only been six bottlings of this whiskey ever, and only around 6,000 bottles of Black Bowmore have been made available since 1993.
The DB5 1964 special-edition makes the already-scarce whiskey even more exclusive, as only 25 bottles will ever be produced – each of which featuring an actual genuine piston from the Aston Martin DB5.
The bottle itself is handcrafted by a bespoke Scottish glass studio called Glasstorm, with each example taking up to one week to complete. The Black Bowmore DB5 1964 is then presented in a handmade box created from the “finest string-grain calfskin” leather, featuring a custom nickel-plated solid brass latch and hinges, inspired by the Aston Martin DB5.
The companies say that the Black Bowmore DB5 1964 is a celebration of time – more specifically the year 1964 where the the Aston Martin DB5 was made world famous thanks to a certain British spy named James Bond.
Coincidentally, 1964 was also the year where Bowmore switched over to a steam-powered boiler in place of coal fires, producing the spirit which went on to become the highly sought-after Black Bowmore whiskey.
Bowmore distillery manager David Turner commented, “1964 represents a significant date in the modern history of the distillery. Not only a key moment in how we distilled our spirit, but perhaps even more significant as this very spirit went onto create Black Bowmore.
“These defining moments are fundamental to the history of Bowmore. This collaboration with Aston Martin has allowed us to once again showcase this iconic single malt in the most incredible way.”
The Black Bowmore DB5 1964 will sell for an eye-watering GBP55,000 (RM302,754) each, but will probably be sold out instantly to the wealthy collectors. The companies added that a series of collaborative projects and products have been planned for the coming months and years.