Bowmore 1957 Edinburgh Auction - Official statement from the Morrison Bowmore Team - 10th Oct, 2012
Official statement from the Morrison Bowmore Team:
In response to the Bonhams auction of the Bowmore 1957 Single Malt Whisky in Edinburgh today (10th October 2012): Whilst we came close to reaching the minimum reserve today, we couldn't accept anything less, especially with all proceeds going to our chosen charities.
The Bowmore 1957 is an exceptionally rare and unique bottling. With only 12 bottles in existence worldwide, it is the oldest whisky the distillery has ever released as well as the oldest Single Malt to have come out of Islay. It is a testament and a celebration of the craft and care that we, as a distillery, put into our whiskies. We've always appreciated that with auctions it's down to the luck of the draw on the day.
The Edinburgh auction remains open for another week and the second auction in New York will be held on 28th October 2012. There remains an opportunity for a winning bidder to take home this jewel of a Single Malt Scotch Whisky and a significant donation made to our charities.