New Booze: Bowmore The Devil’s Casks

by Camper English

Bowmore, the first Islay Single Malt whisky, introduces The Devil’s Casks Small Batch Release, set to arrive in the US this November with a suggested retail price of $89.99 with 1,302 bottles allocated for the US.

The legend on Islay is that the devil once visited the Round Church in the village of Bowmore. The Round Church, as its name implies, is in fact circular and it was built that way so there would be no corner in which the devil could hide. The local congregation spotted the devil in the church and chased him down through the village and into Bowmore Distillery’s No. 1 Vaults. Here, as the warehousemen were filling casks and loading them aboard a paddlesteamer, the devil was lost. It is believed that he escaped into a cask of Bowmore bound for the mainland. 

This story was the inspiration for Devil’s Casks which is matured exclusively – and uniquely – in first fill sherry casks. Bowmore’s The Devil’s Casks Small Batch Release is non chill-filtered and offered at cask strength (56.9% ABV).

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