In collaboration with Aston Martin, Bowmore Distillery has crafted its first single malt whiskey, with notes of honey, hazelnuts, tobacco, thyme and more, using the automakers ‘Golden Ratio’ principle.
Working together to create the limited-edition whiskey was Bowmore master whiskey blender Ron Welsh and Aston Martin executive vice president and chief creative officer Marek Reichman.
Reichman describes the “Golden Ratio,” at the heart of each Aston Martin vehicle design, as a mathematical ratio found in nature that creates pleasant compositions.
“Proportionality defines every precise detail of designing an Aston Martin,” Reichman is quoted in the automaker’s news release. “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 whiskey perfectly and harmoniously brings us together to create a beautiful, yet powerful equilibrium.”
Aged 21 years, this mahogany-colored whiskey is described as having a “richly elegant” taste that blends bitter dark chocolate, vanilla and coffee beans with fruity tastes of Morello cherries and papaya.
The finish is mentioned to be sweet and spicy with notes of oak spices, chestnut cream and coconut.
“For the first time with this whisky, we have adopted the Golden Ratio to inspire each of the elements bringing their own unique flavours and selecting the optimal casks to forge the desired character, taking inspiration from Marek and his team,” Welsh is quoted.
“Working with Marek has given me a new lens from which to explore whiskey making. This whisky serves as a celebration of our unified knowledge and experience; our shared passions, values and ideas.”
The whiskey is available from November onward and sells for $300. To learn more, visit Bowmore’s website.