In a world riddled with brand partnerships and collaborations, a team-up of Scotch whisky and luxury automobiles is still one of the most peculiar, if not most intriguing. However, when you combine premium products with over 350 years of total history, you can pretty much do whatever you want.
That’s certainly the case with Bowmore (243 years old) and Aston Martin (109 years old) when they announced their partnership a few years back. In that time, they’ve pushed out several high-end Scotch whiskies, including this year’s marquee release, a $75,000 52-year-old single malt in a curvaceous decanter, and last year’s inaugural Masters’ Selection 21-Year.
Now, the Masters’ Selection sees its second release, a 22-year-old single malt resulting in a collaborative effort between Bowmore Master Blender Ron Welsh and Aston Martin Chief Creative Officer Marek Reichman. The Scotch whisky combines liquids that have aged in 25-year-old American oak barrels and 22-year-old sherry butts, imparting a profile of honey, stone fruit, tobacco, and clove.
If anything the partnership between Bowmore and Aston Martin is further evidence that whisky-making is a collaborative art as much as it is a science of flavor. The Bowmore Masters’ Selection Edition 2 single malt will be priced around $450 when it rolls out soon to retailers.