Ask the person on the street which drink one would imagine should be paired with the driver of an Aston Martin, and nine times out of ten the response will refer back to the influence of Queen and Country’s greatest servant, with the vodka martini. But in that nice tenth for exception, read the world’s finest whisky in Bowmore’s distillery, which is the tipple of choice with the unveiling of the limited editor DBX SUV from the iconic automaker - when hands are far away from that pristine steering wheel of course.
Bringing the best of British together, the hand-built vehicle is available in the signature shade of blue for Bowmore, which has existed since 1799, and features copper inlays throughout the interior in tribute to the historic whisky stills. The same copper is carried through in the cupholders and hand-applied copper foil detailing across the centre console. The brilliantly prestigious collaboration promises, “Two icons, one vision – creating timeless beauty and a lasting legacy. A shared desire to embrace and enhance the world through extraordinary moments and enduringly beautiful creations.”
The striking Aston Martin DBX Bowmore Edition has been created by the marque’s personalisation service, Q by Aston Martin, in celebration of the partnership between the two British luxury brands. Just 18 special edition Bowmore DBXs will be built before they are delivered to customers at a private lifestyle experience in Scotland that will allow them to vroom around Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.
The Bowmore DBX is enrobed in a striking paint colour, named Bowmore Blue. Optional black brake calipers provide a subtlety to the smoked wheels and the overall elegance of the exterior is highlighted by both script and wing Aston Martin badges 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, reflecting the company’s Islay ancestry. Created by the world-renowned Islay Woollen Mill, which was first established in 1883, the subtle and sophisticated design incorporates copper and blue inspired by the island’s terroir and lochs, ‘making it inherently unique to Bowmore and its island home.’
Launched in 2019, DBX celebrates the Aston Martin design language in a new form. With a unique body architecture engineered just for DBX, the design and proportions reflect unmistakable style. The 5-seater SUV provides a world of luxury, and features a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8, tuned to deliver 550PS and 700Nm of torque, ‘providing the exhilaration of a modern GT’.
The lucky purchaser is also invited to participate in an Aston Martin Art of Living experience in Scotland to greet their brand new baby and enjoy a three-night stay, visiting the Bowmore distillery, filling up a bottle of 39-year-old whisky, and be given exclusive access to the No 1 Vaults the oldest maturation warehouse in the world.
“Aston Martin DBX has provided the perfect canvas for the highest level of Q by Aston Martin customisation,” Marek Reichman, Aston Martin Executive Vice President & Chief Creative Officer said, “the Aston Martin and Bowmore brands share the same vision of creating timeless beauty and a lasting legacy, loyal to their heritage but also embracing new methods and this is reflected in the DBX Bowmore edition. Strips from the copper whiskey stills are inlayed into the side strakes and Bowmore Tweed accents the interior, Q by Aston Martin has once again created a beautiful, limited edition Aston Martin.”
Deliveries for the Aston Martin DBX x Bowmore are scheduled for the end of 2021.