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April 4, 2014 – Morrison Bowmore is launching a new series of Bowmore single malts exclusively for the travel retail market. The “Black Rock” and “Gold Reef” malts will carry no age statement, while “White Sands” is a 17-year-old malt matured in the legendary Vaults No. 1 at the Islay distillery. Gold Reef and White Sands will be bottled at 43% ABV, while Black Rock will be bottled at 40% ABV. All three will be available in travel retail shops worldwide.
Black Rock is matured in first-fill Spanish oak ex-Sherry casks, while Gold Reef uses first-fill ex-Bourbon casks. The whiskies will be priced at £44.99 GBP ($75 USD) for Black Rock, £59.99 GBP ($99.50 USD) for Gold Reef, and £79.99 GBP ($133 USD) for White Sands.
Bowmore brand ambassador Gordon Dundas advises that the new series will replace the distillery’s existing travel retail lineup, which includes the Bowmore 100° Proof single malt.
Editor’s note: This story was updated with additional information provided by the distillery.