Black Bowmore

Black Bowmore, the last cask

We were asked to create packaging for the final release of the legendary Black Bowmore, arguably the 1990s catalyst of many of today’s premium whisky collectors’ passions. Challenged with designing for for the black pearl in the crown of the world’s oldest Scotch maturation warehouse, D8 worked closely with master craftsmen John Galvin Design and Glasstorm to ensure our designs would be achievable in the bespoke Scottish oak presentation cabinet and the hand-blown glass bottle. Limited to 159 individually numbered bottles, each contains a chip from the same Scottish oak used in the packaging. The hand-carved pattern inside the cabinet reflects the life of the carefully selected cask with the year of each meticulously matured release inlaid in solid silver. Every cabinet contains a secret compartment concealing a phial of the liquid, whose unique story is inscribed in stainless steel.