September 10, 2013 – Bowmore’s round church is one of the Islay town’s landmarks, and the story goes that it was built that way so the Devil wouldn’t be able to hide in a corner. The story goes that the people of Bowmore chased the Devil down to the distillery…where he escaped in a cask of whisky bound for the mainland.
Marketing aside, the new Bowmore Devil’s Casks release is a small-batch single malt with a heavy influence from first-fill ex-Sherry casks. While the expression carries no age statement, it is bottled at 56.3% with no chill filtration.
Approximately 6,000 bottles of The Devil’s Casks will be available starting in October at whisky specialist retailers in the UK and Europe at a suggested price of £50.99 ($80 USD). There is no word yet on whether the expression will be available in the U.S. market.