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Bowmore The Devil's Casks - Small Batch Release III

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
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 7:12 pm by Drochaid
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 262,97

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

63 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.82 points

  1. Othorion scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    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 With a little bit of water at first a bit more smoke but quickly superseded by more intense dark fruits and now also orange I mean.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. 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

  3. 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.

  4. Bowmore Axel scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    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.

  5. 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

  6. Ana Chronist scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  7. Wolv scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. Docmacwhisky scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Jim Murray has awarded 92.5 points to the Devil's Casks III.

  9. mema82 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A beautiful, edgy-dark Bowmore, fits in well with the name, of course, everything then looks a bit contrived.
    • Nose
      Very special, cedar wood, incense, licorice, leather, chestnut, pine nuts, capers and olives, raisins, licorice, varnish and tar, pumpernickel, cardamom
    • Taste
      Black tea, tar, pine nuts, raisins, chestnut lightly roasted, pumpernickel, nutmeg and extremely dark, dry leather, clove, earthiness, cedar wood, dusty books and just a touch of salt
    • Finish
      Dust, brown bread, leather, dark roasted malt, Bowmorenauch, forest soil, cardamom, dry, long


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