Bowmore releases second batch of cult whisky

14 August, 2014

Islay distillery Bowmore has released the second batch of its limited-edition Devil’s Cask whisky.

The first batch sold out rapidly when it was released in 2013 and it is now changing hands at five times its retail value on auction sites.

Just 90 cases are available of the second batch, which sells for £60 at specialist whisky retailers.

It was matured exclusively in first fill sherry casks and has a velvety taste of dark chocolate infused with sherry, dark fruit, truffle oil and walnut. It is bottled at 56.3% abv.

Bowmore’s master blender Rachel Barrie said: “The first edition of this expression was one of the most sought after whiskies of 2013. This second small batch release will no doubt emulate that success thanks to its devilishly tasty dark side, in debt to the first-fill sherry casks it has been carefully mellowed in.”

The name comes from a local legend that claims the devil visited Islay and tried to hide in the church, but since it is round and there were no corners to hide in he went down the road to the Bowmore distillery and hid in a barrel before coming out to unleash mischief.

Bowmore promised fans that this will not be the last Devil’s Cask release, and added that further interesting new expressions were on the horizon. 




Bookmark this


Site Search

COMMENT

Richard Hemming MW asks: what’s the next step for indies?

In the not-too-distant future, when all humans are born with inbuilt VR headsets and Trump is Supreme Commander of the Known Universe, how will students of wine look back on the present era of retail in the UK? And, in such a dystopian world, why would anyone care?

Click for more »
Upcoming events

Polls

Is blended Scotch overshadowed by single malt in retailers?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Don't know

Facebook

Twitter