Limited DBX Includes Tour of Scottish Countryside & Islay Woollen Mill

The striking Aston Martin DBX Bowmore Edition will be limited to just 18 units, and lucky buyers will be treated to the trip of a lifetime.

Like literally every other carmaker on the planet, Aston Martin wants some of that sweet, sweet SUV cash. Who am I to argue? If there’s money to be made, you’d be pretty bad at business to pass that by. Aston Martin, being ever so British, is not content to leave well enough alone. Oh no, they partnered with Bowmore to make a limited version of their DBX SUV, the Aston Martin DBX Bowmore Edition.

An Interesting Partnership

Of course, Aston Martin finds itself in an odd position. The company has long been “More than a Jaguar” but also “Less than a Rolls Royce or Bentley.” In other words, they are oh-so-close to the upper crust and high class, but everyone knows they’re no Rolls Royce et al. Usually, this isn’t a problem, since Aston Martins are classy and fast whereas Rolls Royce cars are classy and fat and slow.

This becomes a problem when you’re trying to make an SUV, which is already quite different from the sports cars Aston is known for. And if Rolls, with the Cullinan, and Bentley, with the Bentayga, are pretty much at the top of the classy, over-stuffed heap, then what should Aston Martin do?

Simple: Partner with someone who makes whiskey! Enter Bowmore, makers of Scotch (that’s whiskey, you plebes) for a longer time than America has been a country. I checked, and, like an Aston, their hooch ain’t cheap at 50 to 100 dollars per bottle, but it’s not the most expensive out there. Sort of like Aston Martins: Expensive, but not nearly as much as a Rolls. Either way, the Aston Martin DBX Bowmore Edition brings lots of flash to the party.

Aston Martin DBX Bowmore Edition
Aston Martin DBX Bowmore Edition. Photo: Aston Martin Lagonda.

Aston Martin DBX Bowmore Edition

First, you’ll notice the striking Bowmore Blue paint. Sure, you could opt for any other off-the-rack paint color, but why? This DBX also features Bowmore-branded copper inlays using copper from the original whisky still to accent the side strakes of the DBX. There are also optional black brake calipers to go along with the script and wing Aston Martin badges and “Q by Aston Martin” fender badges.

The interior options center around two choices: either the Obsidian Monotone or Copper Tan Metallic/Obsidian Duotone. Both choices are accented throughout by flashes of Bowmore Tweed. Bowmore Tweed is a special thing as it reflects the company’s Islay (an island in the Hebrides) ancestry. Created by the world-renowned Islay Woollen Mill first established in 1883 (no, it’s really that old), Aston Martin says 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.

The only way this could get more Scottish is if Ewan McGregor was included for the price.

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