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Issue 39 - Collector's corner

Whisky Magazine Issue 39
May 2004


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Collector's corner

John Rose provides another selection of collectible bottles

Aberfeldy 19 year old The Manager's Dram

Distillation: Distilled at Aberfeldy Distillery, Aberfeldy, Perthshire.

Bottling: Aberfeldy 19 year old, single malt from a sherry cask, bottled 1991 by the proprietor. No contents statement.

Strength: 61.3% Natural cask strength. Presentation: Bottle produced without a presentation carton.

Comments: This Aberfeldy Manager's Dram was specially selected for the Malt Distillery Managers within United Distillers in 1991. The label is signed by the distillery manager.

Price Guide: £110-£140

Black Bowmore Final Edition

Distillation: Distilled at Bowmore Distillery, Isle of Islay, Argyll in 1964 by Stanley P. Morrison Ltd.

Bottling: Limited edition 70 cl. Bowmore single malt matured in sherry wood, bottled by the prop. in 1995.

Strength: 49% vol.

Presentation: Numbered bottle contained within it's original wooden presentation box with the year of bottling embossed on the front. Bottle no. printed on rear label.

Comment: Black Bowmore was produced in a limited edition of 2,000 bottles in 1993 at 50% vol., followed in 1994 by another 2,000 bottles also at 50% vol. The final edition in 1995 produced 1812 bottles at 49% vol. (due to the angel's share).

Price Guide: £900-£1000

Bowmore 1968

Distillation: Distilled at Bowmore Distillery, Bowmore, Isle of Islay, Argyll, in 1968 by Morrison Bowmore Ltd.

Bottling: Limited edition of 1,860 700ml. bottles of 32 year old Bowmore single malt, bottled by the prop.

Strength: 45.5%


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