Bowmore whisky matured in a virgin oak barrel is not a combination you come across every day and so quite fittingly has been bottled by independent bottler Infrequent Flyers. The aromas of sweet cigar smoke, unmistakably Bowmore, are accompanied by iodine, marzipan and floral notes. A soft and creamy dram with a slight touch of the medicinal. Traditional boiled sweets and notes of apricot are joined by vanilla, coconut, almonds and Demerara sugar brought out by the virgin oak. There is a soft, delicate peat throughout which lingers on the finish. With only 204 bottles this is a very special whisky.