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Bowmore Trilogy sells for $21,600.

Unread postby silverfish » Sun Nov 15, 2009 10:50 am

via Christies:

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We begin the section with a fantastic consignment delivered directly
from Bowmore, the first Islay distillery. Called 'The Bowmore Trilogy',
the three-bottle lot includes Bowmore Gold, recently released from the
distillery and appearing for the first time in the United States at auction.

THE 1964 TRILOGY

Christie's is delighted to offer the first 1964 Bowmore Trilogy at auction.
A truly significant event for whisky collectors across the globe, the release
of Gold Bowmore in the Fall of 2009 completes the Trilogy, with the Gold
joining the Black (released in 2007), and the White (released in 2008).

In 1964, the Bowmore distillery began utilizing steam-powered stills rather
than the original coal-fired units, which enabled more precise temperature
control, and resulted in much smoother and more consistent spirits. It is
from those stills that this particular trilogy was born, with each of the three
colors (Black Bowmore, White Bowmore, and now Gold Bowmore) coming
from the same year.

In 2007, just 827 bottles were produced of Black Bowmore which had been
matured purely in Oloroso casks for an ebony color that was matched by
aromas of exotic fruits, ginger, and cinnamon. White Bowmore followed in
2008 with only 732 bottles produced, and was characterized by maturation
in Bourbon casks, and scents of melon, mango, and papaya. This year, Gold
Bowmore joins the group, with only 701 bottles available worldwide. Gold
Bowmore was placed in three Bourbon casks and one Oloroso sherry cask
before being meticulously blended together. This precious expression quietly
matured below sea level for 44 years in the Number 1 vault, allowing the
namesake rich, gold color to develop, along with a balance of complex aromas
and flavors including those of exotic fruits, creamy vanilla, and gentle peat
smoke.
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Re: Bowmore Trilogy sells for $21,600.

Unread postby DeanSheen » Sun Nov 15, 2009 11:03 am

Over 700 of each produced. Seems a ton for 3 bottles that have not been out that long.

What did these retail for upon release?
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Re: Bowmore Trilogy sells for $21,600.

Unread postby silverfish » Sun Nov 15, 2009 11:19 am

According to What Does John Know?:

Black Bowmore – 827 Bottles (80 to USA)
Released in 2007
Suggested retail price: $4,500.

White Bowmore – 732 Bottles (40 to USA)
Released in 2008
Suggested retail price: $6,000.

Gold Bowmore – 701 Bottles Released in Fall 2009
Suggested Retail Price: $6,250.00


Total for three at SRP: $16,750.
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Re: Bowmore Trilogy sells for $21,600.

Unread postby DeanSheen » Sun Nov 15, 2009 12:33 pm

Man I'm out of the loop.

So the sales price is not that far out of line with msrp I suppose.
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Re: Bowmore Trilogy sells for $21,600.

Unread postby butephoto » Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:34 pm

More money than sense, some people.
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