This limited edition of 1968 Vintage Bowmore comes from the distillery's considerable reserves of ageing whiskies, the single casks that were identified at a younger age to be worth nurturing. Indeed, this was the last whisky to be distilled under the watchful eye of the late, great James McColl, who retired as Manager that year, but whse time at the distillery spanned some thirty years. I have personally selected this whisky to celebrate the 50th anniversary of my Father's old company. This whisky has been chosen for its maturity and sweetness. Unlike some younger ages of Bowmore where strong Islay characteristics abound, this 1968 Vintage holds one in suspence. The balanced peatiness for which Bowmore is renowned comes later - a subtle reminder of why Bowmore is considered one of the great Islay whiskies.