About Bowmore Devil's Cask III Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Founded in 1779 by John Simpson, Bowmore Distillery has stood on the shores of Loch Indaal, a sea loch that opens out into the Atlantic Ocean, for over two centuries. The sea loch slopes steeply as it opens into the ocean, steadily falling from a depth of barely 10 meters to more than 40 meters. As a result of this slope, along with the its unique geography, the loch suffers from tidal streams, eddies and heavy overfalls, making its waters especially hazardous.
Bowmore Devil's Cask III Single Malt Scotch Whisky is the final release in a series that pays tribute to a legend that says the devil once visited a church near the distillery. After the local congregation spotted the devil and chased him away, he fled to Bowmore Distillery. There, warehousemen were filling casks of whisky and loading them aboard a steamer. When the congregation informed the Distillery Manager that the devil was within the gates of the distillery, the Manager ordered an exhaustive search, and sent men to look in every room and crevice that could serve as a hiding location. As legend goes, however, the devil escaped in a cask of Bowmore whisky bound for the Scottish mainland.
Bowmore Devil's Cask III Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made from barley that has been expertly cultivated in the rolling hills of Scotland. Once the barley has been harvested, it is malted and peated at the distillery — Bowmore remains one of the few Scottish distilleries that continues to hand-turn, malt, and peat its own barley. Unlike some other distilleries on Islay, however, the drying process is much shorter at Bowmore — only 15 hours — and utilizes only half as much peat, resulting in a whisky with a robust yet still mild smoky flavor.
After the barley has been malted and peated, it is mashed and fermented with pure water drawn from Laggan River. The water has spent two millennia percolating in the ancient rock formations and peatbogs of Islay, giving Bowmore Whisky its distinctive, chewy body and subtle mouthfeel. Then, the fermented barley is twice distilled through Bowmore's copper-pot stills before being left to mature in the distillery's seaside, underground maturation vaults.
Bowmore Devli's Cask Single Malt Scotch Whisky is matured exclusively (and unusually) in first-fill Oloroso and Pedro Ximénez sherry casks before being bottled at cask strength. The casks contribute a rich mahogany color to the whisky, and provide it with an aroma of corinth raising, salted caramel, malted chocolate, and burnt orange peel. Notes of sea salt, chocolate, light smoke and spices dark fruits, and rich chocolate dominate the palate, and lead to a full-bodied finish accented by notes of coffee and cherries.
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Situated along the shores of Long Indaal, Bowmore Distillery was founded in 1779 by John Simpson. The distillery is the oldest distillery on the island of Islay and the second oldest in Scotland. Its unique location — Long Indaal suffers from steady gusts of wind and strong eddies that make its waters especially hazardous — plays an integral part in defining the lush, rich character of the Single Malt Whisky it produces.
Bowmore’s Single Malt Whiskies are made from barley that has been expertly cultivated in the rolling hills of Scotland. Once the barley has been harvested, it is malted and peated at the distillery — Bowmore remains one of the few Scottish distilleries that continues to hand-turn, malt, and peat its own barley. Unlike some other distilleries on Islay, however, the drying process is much shorter at Bowmore — only 15 hours — and utilizes only half as much peat, resulting in a Whisky with a robust yet still mild smoky flavor.
Scotch is the most popular whisky in the world and is considered the king of them all! There are five whisky regions in Scotland (six if you count the not officially recognized Islands), and each of them produces spirits with unique properties and distinct tasting notes. (The type of grain used determents the type of the scotch.)
Malt whisky is made of malted barley, and grain whisky uses other grains like corn or wheat. Most of the time, a whisky is blended from different distilleries hence the name blended scotch, but if a malt whisky is produced in a single distillery, we get something extraordinary called a single malt.
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