Bowmore Devil's Casks Batch #3
Bottled in 2015, this is the third release in the incredibly popular Devil's Casks small batch series from Bowmore distillery.
Islay’s oldest working distillery, Bowmore was established in 1779 and is now regarded as one of the most popular malts not only on Islay, but in the whole of Scotland. The distillery was acquired by Stanley P. Morrison in 1963, ushering in an era of iconic single malts, including the legendary Black Bowmore, credited by many as the genesis of whisky collecting, bottled in 1995. The distillery was bought under the control Suntory the year prior (they had been stakeholders since 1989), and it remains one of the most collectible brands in Scotch whisky today. Bowmore is one of the few remaining Scottish distilleries to use its own floor maltings, providing them with 40% of their requirements.
This small batch release was matured exclusively in first fill sherry casks, a marriage of Oloroso and Pedro Ximenez. Unlike Batches 1 and 2 which were declared as being matured for a minimum of 10 years, Batch 3 does not carry an age-statement.
"Where The Devil is He?" - The story goes the devil was spotted in the circular church at Bowmore, the villagers chased the devil into Bowmore Distillery where, as legend goes, the devil escaped in a cask.
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Please note: Due to the various ages of bottles and their seals, condition of liquid is at the buyer's discretion and no claim can be lodged against failure/leakage in transit.