The Golden Ratio Inspired Single Malt by Bowmore and Aston Martin
You can't go wrong with this whisky.
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Many people romanticize whiskey-making as a magical process, and that may be true, but in reality, a lot of math goes into it.
A precise ratio is crucial in everything from mashbill to fermentation to separating the distillate into heads, tails, and hearts. Aston Martin and Bowmore have recently collaborated to design an automobile with the same precision. According to the concept of the “golden ratio,” the new Masters’ Selection 21 Year Old single malt is now available.
Ron Welsh, Bowmore master blender, and Marek Reichman, Aston Martin executive VP and chief creative officer, are responsible for this release. Aston Martin's design team has been inspired by the golden ratio to create cars based on function and form, according to Reichman.
The collaboration between Bowmore and Aston Martin has resulted in a new limited edition single malt whisky inspired by the Golden Ratio, a mathematical concept of perfect proportions. The whisky, which will only have 25,000 bottles available, was created by Bowmore's master distiller Eddie MacAffer and features a peaty and smoky flavor.
The packaging of the whisky is equally stunning, featuring a sleek black bottle and an elegant gold label with the Aston Martin and Bowmore logos. The use of the Golden Ratio can also be seen in the design of the label, as well as in the dimensions of the bottle itself.
The collaboration between Bowmore and Aston Martin is not the first time that the two luxury brands have come together. In 2019, they collaborated on a limited edition car, the DBZ Centenary Collection, which featured a pair of bespoke cars, the DB4 GT Zagato Continuation and the DBS GT Zagato.
Overall, the Golden Ratio Inspired Single Malt by Bowmore and Aston Martin is a unique and luxurious product that will surely appeal to whisky enthusiasts and fans of both brands. The attention to detail and the use of the Golden Ratio in the design of the packaging and bottle add an extra layer of sophistication to an already exquisite product.
Nature, art, and architecture all feature this time-honored mathematical ratio, which occurs when the ratio of two numbers equals the ratio of their sum to the largest number. The base whiskey, aged in first-fill Pedro Ximenez and Oloroso sherry casks, makes up 61.8 percent of the blend, which may seem abstract pertaining to cars and whisky, but it really boils down to this: Some of the remaining percentages are exact ratios of whiskey that have been aged in ex-bourbon barrels, Pineau des Charentes barrels, white port barrels, and second-fill Oloroso hogsheads for more than 35 years.
There is some smoke and sweet butter on the nose of this whiskey, in keeping with its relatively tame character. Despite the slightly tannic finish, it doesn't become overly dry, which is something that isn't always the case with special releases from Bowmore. On the palate, it opens with orange, cherry, some dark chocolate, hint of campfire, and a hint of campfire smoke.
Previously, Bowmore and Aston Martin collaborated on 10, 15, and 18-year-old whiskey expressions, but this one really stands out because of the unique process used to blend it. The ultimate goal of all whiskeys, except for single cask releases, is to create the right taste by blending a variety of liquids in just the right proportions. It is really no different in that regard, but the inspiration and aesthetic behind the new Masters Selection are worth mentioning.