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Bowmore Launches A Devilish New Single Malt

on 17/09/13 at 9:23 am


15060-540x335The Bowmore distillery on Islay, the southernmost island of the Inner Hebrides, has launched The Devil’s Casks – a single malt Scotch whisky that has been matured exclusively – and unusually – for 10 years in first fill sherry casks.

This non chill-filtered, small batch release has been created to celebrate one of Islay’s most famous tales – a story shrouded in myth and legend –  that the Devil himself was spotted in the round church of Bowmore and chased by local congregation down into the No. 1 vaults at the Bowmore distillery. Here, as the warehousemen were filling casks and loading them aboard the paddle steamer (The Maid of Islay) the devil was lost.  It is believed he escaped in a cask of Bowmore bound for the mainland.

Six thousand bottles of The Devil’s Casks will be released in October, just in time for Halloween.