A limited edition bottling by Morrison Bowmore ­Distillers has just been made available through specialist whisky retailers, following an award win.

Bowmore 1968 Islay ­Single Malt achieved Highly Recommended status from the judges in the New Scotch Releases category in the Scottish Field Whisky ­Merchants' Challenge earlier this month.

Brand director Glen Moore said: "This new release demonstrates the complexity of Bowmore single malt and influence of the cask type."

The limited edition, of only 708 bottles, has a retail price of £595 per bottle.

Bowmore Distillery was established in 1779.