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1997 Infrequent Flyers Bowmore Single Cask No.2688 22 Year Old Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)

Islay, SCOTLAND
$599. 00 Bottle
$7188.00 Dozen
ABV: 48.3%
Cask strength Bowmores with any decent age statement are a relative rarity. Those that do make it to market seem to quickly turn into investment trophies. This one from indie upstart 'Infrequent Flyers' ticks all the right boxes. What'smore, Bowmores from the mid to late 1990s are considered among the distillery's better distillates. Distilled in 1997 and matured in a single sherry hogshead yielding 314 bottles at 48.3% Alc./Vol. Non chill filtered.

Notes from the bottler... Nose - Sweet & phenolic - that unmistakeable Islay peat reek is there, but softened with age. Cigar smoke - fruity and spicy. Big notes of burnt toffee. Parma violet notes linger. Mossy and earthy. Taste - An oily, viscous dram. Big legs. Soft peat and herbal, medicinal notes combine seamlessly with some very sweet flavours - Demerara sugar, caramelised treacle and cinnamon. Chocolate chip brioche rolls and blueberries. Finish - Soft and elegant.