The Bowmore Aston Martin Masters' Selection Edition 2 22 Years Old single malt whisky was created collaboratively between the two brands, from defining the desired spirit character and selecting cask styles to the exterior design. It follows the launch of the Masters' Selection 21 Years Old, which was based around the principle of the golden ratio.
To create the 22-year-old expression, Bowmore's master blender Ron Welsh combined liquids matured in American oak hogsheads and sherry butts, distilled in 1997 and 2000 respectively. Tasting notes supplied by the distillery say to expect notes of peach, honey, tobacco, clove, salinity, and subtle peat smoke.
Welsh said: “We talk about shared synergies between the contrasting worlds of Bowmore and Aston Martin and this is what truly defines the relationship Marek and I have formed. We have relished in the opportunity to share experiences, ideas and thoughts from each other’s world’s, listening and learning from the inherent skill, knowledge and creativity we both possess. In collaborating as guardians of our respective legacies, we recognize the honour bestowed upon us.“
Aston Martin chief creative officer Marek Reichman said: "[At] Aston Martin we are always striving to push the boundaries, be that design, engineering or performance, to achieve the very best in each car we create. We are fueled by passion, but also by partnership. In coming together with Bowmore, we can imagine, discover, and create together, taking inspiration from one another constantly. Working together to create synergies and bridges between our two worlds feels very natural so we’ve achieved a powerful harmony built on mutual respect, trust and understanding."
Bowmore Masters' Selection Edition 2 is available in key global markets including UK, Germany, Canada, USA, and China at an RSP of GBP£390/US$450 (excluding VAT/duty) from September 2022.
Bowmore and Aston Martin's creative collaboration encompasses other releases such as the Design by Aston Martin range, which links Bowmore whiskies with Aston Martin cars through the decades, and ARC-52, one of Bowmore's oldest-ever whiskies housed in an elegantly futuristic decanter designed by Aston Martin.