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Lot 64086

SMWS 3.305 The Scents Of Perfection Bowmore 1989 70cl / 52.8%

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The Scotch Malt Whisky Society / SMWS

First Fill Pedro Ximenez Sherry Hogshead

Single Malt Scotch Whisky






Bowmore Auction

Islay Whisky Auction

Bottle Auction

Charity Donation

The bottle is signed by the SMWS Spirits Manager Euan Campbell.


A bottle of Bowmore 28 Year Old bottled by The Scotch Malt Whisky Society. This whisky was distilled on 11 March 1989 then aged 26 years in a refill bourbon hogshead followed by two years in a first fill Pedro Ximénez hogshead.

This bottling is subtitled: The scents of perfection.

This is one of 209 bottles.

Donated by Julien Willems of SMWS.

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS) was established as a private members' club in 1983 by a group of friends and whisky enthusiasts. After moving into the Vaults in Leith (former home of J G Thomson), the group bottled their first whisky, labelled 1.1., a 1975 Glenfarclas. From there the Society grew and began to release monthly bottlings, focusing on single cask expressions bottled at cask strength, each identified only by their code and tasting notes. In 1995, founder Philip 'Pip' Hill resigned as director. The Society opened two more venues in London and Edinburgh, and was purchased by Glenmorangie in 2004. The labels and bottles were redesigned in 2008 to mark the 25 anniversary of the club, but the code system still remained (though it is now widely known which number refers to which distillery). While still focusing on Scotch whisky, SMWS also bottles rum, Cognac, Armagnac, bourbon and other spirits. It was purchased by a consortium of investors in 2015.

This SMWS 3.305 The Scents Of Perfection sold at our online auction for £750


Please see images for fill level and label condition.

Note the absence of a condition statement does not imply that this lot is in perfect condition or free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of ageing.

This bottle does not appear to be leaking. While we take every care to pack bottles securely we cannot guarantee that old corks and closures will not leak in transit.

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Upper shoulder

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