Aston Martin readies DBX Bowmore Edition

By JAY WONG | 7 December 2020

LONDON: The Aston Martin DBX has undergone the exclusive ‘Q by Aston Martin’ treatment to emerge as the Bowmore Edition that celebrates its partnership with the legendary single-malt whisky distillery.

The British sports utility vehicle (SUV) that's now been dubbed DBX Bowmore Edition will have just 18 examples made and deliveries have been scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2021 in Scotland.

Guests will travel to Edinburgh where they will be presented with their own special edition DBX, before embarking on a 275km road trip through the Scottish countryside, taking in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park before driving onto the ferry bound for Islay.

Alongside a trip to Islay Woollen Mill and fine-dining throughout their three-night stay, owners will be treated to a private tour of the Bowmore Distillery.

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During the tour, they will have the opportunity to hand-fill their own bottle of a 39-year-old, specially selected Bowmore straight from the cask.

They will also be given exclusive access to the No. 1 Vaults - the oldest maturation warehouse in the world which has played host to a number of VIP’s over the years, including members of the British Royal Family.

The Bowmore DBX can be coated in a special Bowmore Blue, or a colour of their esteemed clientele's choice before it gets slapped with the addition of 'Q by Aston Martin' fender badges that will accompany the winged Aston Martin logos.

If the special colour is approved of, then the Xenon Grey paint will be able to display its blue metallic flecks found throughout the body while copper from Bowmore's original still gets used to accent the DBX's side strakes.

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Black brake callipers are available as an optional extra that will nicely match against the wheels that come with a smoked finish.

smoked wheels and the overall elegance of the exterior is highlighted by both script and Q by Aston Martin fender badges.

Customers can choose either the Obsidian Monotone or Copper Tan Metallic/Obsidian Duotone interior - both choices accented throughout by flashes of Bowmore Tweed to reflect the company’s Islay ancestry.

Created by the world-renowned Islay Woollen Mill, which was first established in 1883, the subtle design incorporates copper and blue inspired by the island’s terroir and lochs, making it inherently unique to Bowmore and its island home.

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In addition, the interior holds many 'Q by Aston Martin' design details such as polished copper cupholders, and sill plaques, made of recycled copper from the original Bowmore still.

The gloss black centre console trim inlay features bespoke hand-laid, copper foil detailing. Each car comes with a selection of specially designed Q by Aston Martin accessories such as a Bowmore tweed picnic blanket and leather holdall.

This hand-built five-seater SUV gets its propulsion from a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 that will readily dish out 550PS and 700Nm of torque.

Aston Martin’s unique partnership with Bowmore has already created ‘Black Bowmore DB5 1964’, bringing together an exceptional single malt and a genuine piston from the legendary Aston Martin DB5.

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