Aston Martin launches limited-edition single malt whisky with Bowmore
It'll cost you significantly less than the car...
We love it when there's a DriveTribe/FoodTribe crossover. This time, it's an Aston Martin whisky with Bowmore distillery.
This isn't the first time Aston Martin has partnered with Bowmore to produce its own whisky.
Other than the insanely limited DB5 whisky, the two companies also released three travel retail-exclusive whiskies together. However, this time around, the release will form part of the Masters' Selection, and will cost quite a bit less than $118k a bottle that some of the DB5 whisky went for.
The flavour profile was developed by both Ron Welsh from Bowmore and Aston Martin's executive vice president and chief creative officer, Marek Reichman. So it really was a joint effort.
Reichman said, “Proportionality defines every precise detail of designing an Aston Martin. We are constantly striving to achieve the Golden Ratio; the optimal of proportions. And it is this force which guides the creation of absolute beauty.
"To achieve this, we must combine our skill, passion and experience. Coming together with Ron just brings a whole new perspective on this and is hugely inspiring and enlightening. This whisky perfectly and harmoniously brings us together to create a beautiful, yet powerful equilibrium.”
According to Bowmore, this whisky 'incorporates the divine proportion of 61.8% formed from a base of 21-year-old Bowmore matured in first-fill Pedro Ximenez and Oloroso sherry casks'. The remaining portion includes Bowmore whisky that was matured for more than 35 years.
It's described as being, 'powerful yet elegant; from sweet to spice; sherry to coffee; honey to pepper – the perfect proportions to achieve absolute depth and balance'.
Each bottle will set you back £225/US$300 and will be available in the UK, Germany, Canada, USA and China from November onwards.