Bowmore releases second batch of cult whisky
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.