Bowmore The Devil's Cask III "Double the Devil"

Peated Single Malt

Bowmore // Islay, Scotland

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  1. Menno-Pronk

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  2. dubz480

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    Tonight's Pre Turkey Day Whisky is one of my personal favorites from the Islay region of Scotland! This is a limited and somewhat rare release from Bowmore Distillery. According to lore (at least how Bowmore spins it) this whisky gets its name “from a legend nearly as old as the distillery itself. It was claimed that the Devil was once spotted and chased through the town, eventually hiding away in the distillery. After searching, the Devil was nowhere to be seen, having made his escape in a whisky barrel.” As for what's in the bottle, you’ll find a blend of whiskies that have been matured in both Oloroso and Pedro Ximénez sherry casks. This is what is at the heart of the Devil’s Casks series, and for the final release there’s two unique things of note: it is the first time Ximénez sherry casks have been used by the distiller, and also the first time this spirit has been double matured. Putting all of this together, you end up with a 56.7% ABV whisky that’s deep mahogany in color! Let's dive into the the tasting: On the palette it's very rich with lots of dark red fruits upfront. Smoke is in the background with dark chocolate as well. Fruit cake and a salty peat note. It's very big indeed but oh so smooth considering the proof. The finish is long and adds oak to the lovely rich smokey dark fruit chocolate notes! Really well done! I highly recommend any fan of big Sherry and Peat seek this release! Cheers All!
    249.0 USD per Bottle
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  3. Tsunami

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  4. zvanwink

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    Nose is wet leaves, Red Hots, sugar-cured bacon, honey-glazed ham, baked salmon, and red licorice. In the palate, the sherry and peat both become more present, with cracked pepper, black cherries, rubber, blood oranges, Band-Aids, and faint coffee yielding to a finish of mild campfire smoke, lingering unsweetened cocoa and more of that savory roast flavor. Finish is medium long, and the dram coats the mouth well. A minute pondering the roof of my mouth with my tongue and the coffee and chocolate get the final word. A really unique whisky, in no small regards due to its highly unusual nose.
  5. Roman-Shumyatsky

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  6. dflaherty9

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  7. Caboche

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  8. F-lix-B-Lachance

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  9. Mr_T

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  10. tros23

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