Bowmore 30 Years Old - Sea Dragon
From Bowmore, a 30-year-old single malt whisky encased in a beautiful black ceramic bottle, presented in a red silk lined black box featuring 'The Sea Dragon'.
Legend has it that the greatest Scottish warrior of all, Fionn mac Cumhaill - also known as Fingal - was walking across Islay with his two massive hounds: Bran & Sceolang.
Fionn, who was possessed of supernatural powers and superhuman strength, hoist one of the standing stones at Ardbeg and threw it half-way across the island - into the depths of Loch Indaal - for his dogs to fetch back. The splash made by the stone stirred the dark sands at the bottom of the Loch, and with them stirred from his thousand year sleep the sleeping form of the sea-dragon Kranna Dudh.
Kranna surged up from the depths and swam to the shore at Bowmore to meet with Fionn in combat. A fierce battle ensued, ending with Kranna lurching back to the Loch, mortally wounded by Fionn's magical sword, Mac a' Luin, his dark blood seeping into the waters.
To this day, the sea-dragon's image appears on the Bowmore label. And it is said when the sun sets, Loch Indaal turns red with his blood - and that local mothers scold their children severely if ever they catch them pitching stones into the Loch.
Winning Bid: £ 1,900.00Reserve met
- Strength: 43%
- Bottle Size: 70 cl
- Distillery / Blender: Bowmore
- Region: Islay
- Bottler: Official Bottling
- Lot Type: Full Size
- Decanter Weight: 1.45kg
- Approximate Shipping Weight (!): 2.2kg
- Please Note: Foxing and staining to box