Bowmore releases second batch of sherried Devil’s Casks

bowmore devil's casks II

The second batch of Bowmore’s Devil’s Casks series has been released, promising to reveal a “devilish dark side” from being matured in first-fill sherry casks.

Due to the ageing process, the whisky has acquired notes of dried fruits and treacle toffee on the nose and flavours of chocolate and dark fruit on the palate.

Its release today follows the success of the first batch of Devil’s Casks in 2013. Morrison Bowmore Distillers has confirmed that it is planning to release more batches in the future.

The whisky’s name is inspired by a legend that the Devil once hid in the Islay distillery and escaped inside a barrel.

Rachel Barrie, master blender for Morrison Bowmore Distillers, 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.”

At 56.3% ABV, it is recommended for sale in retail at £60. Released globally, only 90 cases are available in the UK.

According to Rachel’s tasting notes, Devil’s Casks II has rich sherried sweetness on the nose, with dates and sultanas smothered in the indulgence of treacle toffee, pecan and maple syrup.

On the palate, there is the sublime velvet taste of dark chocolate fudge infused with sherried dark fruit, sea-salt and walnut oil. It has a long-lasting finish with sun-dried raisins and salted treacle.
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