Bowmore The Devil's Casks - Limited Release III

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
1st Fill Oloroso + Pedro Ximénez Sherry Casks
56.7 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L152335 09.09 259
Added on
09 Oct 2015 7:50 pm by Drochaid
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 289.16

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Whisky Reviews for Bowmore The Devil's Casks - Limited Release III

104 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.10 points

  1. Othorion scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    After trying something back and forth, I come to the conclusion that it is very delicious in cask strength, but personally tastes the best with a little water (about half a teaspoon on 2cl)
    • Nose
      surprisingly little smoke, nice decent campfire, harsh dark chocolate, prunes, maybe cherry, rum raisins, also the alcohol you can feel undiluted, of course, strong flavors but nothing dominant, everything is well balanced. With a little bit of water at first a bit more smoke but quickly superseded by more intense dark fruits and now also orange I mean.
    • Taste
      what a start! sharp! (But not the alcohol, the sharp notes remain synonymous with strong dilution, the description now refers back to my preferred dosage form as described above), salivation without end, chilli, ginger! hot! My God, what did they do? Chili peppers and sliced ​​ginger in the barrel? Or is that the Schubeck under the Malts? "No a bissal ginger and a chilli soiz in addition, perfect!" icon_smile.gif A decent campfire smoke, coffee, dark chocolate, cherries and plums. Despite the chili and ginger force felt clearly, here everything is well balanced.
    • Finish
      Oak notes, dark chocolate and coffee are just as well as the comforting heat sharpness long beautiful.

  2. LDB scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    56.7% are extremely well integrated - and this Bowmore is definitely complex, unfortunately beguilingly good for NAS.
    • Nose
      Ui, lots of cinnamon, plum compote, Krschmarmelade, dark chocolate with chilli, vanilla cream with white pepper, in one word: delicious. After adding some water, freshly unpacked cigarettes (the only thing I like about cigarettes in terms of aroma)
    • Taste
      Easy to drink neat, very close to the tongue, with a palpable intense mango puree with pork fillet flavors - great in itself.
      With 1-2 drops of watery water then again an increase in the direction of sweet and sour fruits and freshly paved road as well as beeswaxed country house planks.
    • Finish
      Delicious, like a few drops of H2O, the tropical fruits drift past you as a jelly, rain-soaked asphalt and a warm kettle grill say hello before the evening ends harmoniously.

  3. whiskydramo scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
      Strong pepper
      Smoked dried figs, roasted almond, sherry
      Air dryness from raisin, creamy chocolate, coffee and some old leather
      Blackcurrant, some Mandarin orange and nutmeg.
      Earthy from the bottom of the glass rim
      Sweet sour stoned fruits fro the top of the glass rim
      Roasted malt and citrus from emptied glass.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Dried fruit. Toffee, quickly becomes watery
      starts light, spiciness quickly goes up
      dark fruit, but over-spicy
      not much change on the palate
      Oily after 5s
    • Finish
      84 84
      Overwhelming ginger leftover for several seconds
      dark fruit jam (like grapes, cherry)
      syrup, tannin
      Woody note after 1min
      Spicy and resinous bitter towards the end.

  4. aphex scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Two years ago I didn't find it that devilish but very good anyway.
    This is chilli spicy for sure and quite tasty but a bit too unidimensional I guess. Good whisky though.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Leather, dried fruits (raisins, prunes), dark chocolate, oak and tobacco. More restrained than expected.
    • Taste
      87 87
      More intense. Dried fruits and dark chocolate. Warming and biting spices. Black berries sweetness.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Long, lingering sherry notes and spices.

  5. Bowmore Axel scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Nose: Sweet, dark sherry flavors. A hint of smoke. Caramel and vanilla. A touch of sea flavor and very easy farmy.

    Taste: Immediately nice sweet sherry flavors. Clearly astringent. Then coffee - roasting flavors. Caramel and some spice flavors. Bitter - sweet and a little more salt.

    Finish: Astringent. Coffee - toasty flavors. At the end slightly bitter oak and spices.

    Note: Ideal for lovers of sherry whisky. From me there's 87 points because of the somewhat one dimensional pronounced Scherry character (only !!!).
    The first-fill sherry casks have done a good job here.

    Supplement: In the beginning, I gave only 84 points, but after a few months, after the bottle slowly learned something, the whisky has become much better. Less sherrylastig. Sweetness and some salt are added.
    Now there are 87 points.
    Let's see how he can develop further.

  6. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    The nose invites you to linger, the taste beats like a bomb, only the aftertaste is expandable (so ok, but not very exciting).
    • Nose
      90 90
      If I had to spontaneously give the smell a color it would be purple, the overall impression is somehow cold or clear, I do not mean the temperature of the whisky, the smoke is nicely bound, slightly greasy and generally not very intrusive, sherry, fat, with nuts, but suddenly appears clearly pineapple, bittersweet chocolate, bitter cocoa, I have to call again Lumumba, alcohol top involved, clearly you realize that it is cask strength, but I would blindly never tap on 65 +%, again and again sweet, then red berries, raspberry, spicy tobacco, I like it
    • Taste
      91 91
      creamy, short, but then comes intensively, sherry, raisins, espresso, dark chocolate, slightly floral, but I write deliberately not violets, some wood, overall rather dry, the second sip I deliberately concentrate on the smoke, but the remaining flavors strike so that you actually perceive it late, I'm just aware that there are 66.7%, where are they? is great without water
    • Finish
      88 88
      in the back the mouthfeel becomes more and more dry, the mouth is full, grape skin, lighter ashy smoke is above all, smoke is actually only now aware, slightly nutty, a hint of acidity of the red berries, medium long

  7. St. Pauli scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Not my style. Over-infused wood influences are not a pre in my book. Sorry.
    • Nose
      A soft sherry influence with ample red fruit. Smells like the effect in wine cask maturation too. Otherwise, there's not much there: a salty sea breeze and some vague mint. Later: cocao and orange. There is hardly any peat in the nose. 
    • Taste
      Very woody and spicy, as if I am drinking liquid wood. Sorry, too modern in style I guess. The wood and spices (clove, nutmeg) are just too over expressive. There is hardly anything else to be detected, only some vague red fruits.
    • Finish
      Luckily not that long, again very spicy and woody, and a little on sherry and red fruit. 

  8. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Moderate peat. Sherry quite deep but not very greedy. There is still chocolate and malt. Not very explosive. Some notes of alcohol. On the palate, intense, sherry, spices. It could be more enveloping. Final a little rough. With a little water, warmer on the toffee on the nose, but this peat is a little green and integrates badly enough. Honey and cooked wine. On the palate, milk chocolate and more. Only small treasure found in a corner: exotic fruits when you drink a glass of water right after. Frankly considering the price of the bottle and more, it's disappointing - I wonder what I would have said to the blind.

    Enthusiasm 2/5

  9. ASWhisky scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      alte Aktentasche
      alter eingetrockneter Sherry
      getrockneter Lavendelleichte Rauchnote 

      nach einer Weile kommt auch die Bowmore Orange
    • Taste
      leicht Alkohol  :(
    • Finish
      sehr schokoladig

      Frucht und Würze kommen später
      am Ende Bratapfelsaft

  10. Echson scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86


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