In the summer of 1991 Keizo Saji visited Bowmore distillery, which is the oldest distillery in Islay. After mixing drying malt in a kiln and touring the still house, what was waiting for him in the warehouse was one sherry cask. His tour guide, Mr. Brian Morrison, handed Saji a bung to close the full new cask, and a wooden hammer.
The cask Saji filled himself was put into storage near the sea. Unexpectedly, the cask was placed right next to the malt cask donated by Bowmore to Her Majesty the Queen. Subsequently, in 1994, Suntory became the owner of Morrison Bowmore.
After the death of Mr Saji his son visited Bowmore distillery and donated his father’s cask to the employees of Morrison Bowmore.
The single sherry cask was distilled in 1991 and bottled in 2012, this 21-year-old Bowmore was only given to employees of Morrison Bowmore and was not for general sale. 70cl. 55.5% vol.