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Black Bowmore DB5 1964 Auctioned Off

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A bottle of the Black Bowmore DB5 1964 was auctioned off today for an estimated $200,000.

The Black Bowmore DB5 1964 – a collaboration between Islay distillery Bowmore and luxury car maker Aston Martin – is a nod to the Aston Martin DB5 model released in 1963, but made its on-screen debut in the 1964 film “Goldfinger” as Sean Connery’s – playing superspy 007 James Bond – vehicle of choice [replacing a Bentley].

Only 27 bottles of the Black Bowmore DB5 1964 were ever produced and only two remain in Bowmore’s archive.

Black Bowmore DB5 1964 was matured in an Oloroso sherry butt, bottled at 49.6% alcohol by volume [99.2 proof] and is said to contain notes of acacia honey, coffee, mango, passion fruit and tobacco smoke.

The Black Bowmore Aston Martin DB5 is presented with 007-inspired design elements including a hand-blown glass bottle incorporating the DB5 piston, a box made of string-grain calfskin and festooned with brass latches and nickel plated hinges.

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