Almost as old as the town from which it takes its name. Bowmore's celebrated Single Malt has been distilled on the magical island of Islay, off the west coast of Scotland, ever since 1779. Today, it's widely acknowledged to be among the finest and most perfectly balanced whiskies in the world.
Bowmore also has a more colourful history than most. This small batch release celebrates one of the most shocking and still unanswered incidents in the island's and distillery's past.
Legend has it that the devil once visited the church in Bowmore. Now if you've ever seen it, you'll know that the church is circular, built that way ( so it's said ) so there would be no corner in which the devil could hide.
The local congregation spotted the devil and chased him down through the village, into the gates of Bowmore Distillery. Here, the warehousemen were filling casks and loading them aboard the paddle steamer, The Maid of Islay.
Gates and doors locked tight shut, every inch of the distillery was searched, but to no avail. As legend goes, the devil escaped in a cask of Bowmore bound for the mainland.
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Nose - Rich sherried sweetness with dates and sultanas smothered in the indulgence of treacle toffee, pecan and maple syrup.
Palate - Sublime velvet taste of dark chocolate fudge infused with sherried dark fruit, sea salt and walnut oil.
Finish - Long lasting finish with sun-dried raisins and salted treacle.
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