The original Bowmore Devil’s Casks series was launched in 2013 and consisted three bottlings with the final release in the fall of 2015. The range was inspired by the Islay legend of devil that tried to hide in the local church of circular shape, then was chased through the village of Bowmore and finally hid in one of the whisky barrels and bound for the mainland. The 10 years old expression presented here was released in September 2016 exclusively for European and Asia Pacific Travel Retail customers. It is a marriage of ex-Oloroso sherry and ex-red wine casks stored in the legendary No. 1 Vaults warehouse.
Nose: fruity and peaty, figs, grapes, plums, cherries, dark chocolate, nougat, nutmeg, touches of tobacco and leather.
Palate: nicely balanced, raisins, dried figs, prunes, toffee, dark chocolate, hints of pepper and nutmeg and lovely peat smoke in the background.
Finish: fairly long, with notes of dried fruit, peat smoke and subtle spiciness.
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