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Bowmore The Devil's Casks III, 56.7%

Price: $274 Issue: Spring 2016 Reviewer: Dave Broom

Sadly, the final chapter in a series which deservedly acquired cult status because of the way it showed how well Bowmore behaved in close proximity to sherry casks. This was aged in oloroso and PX and has a thick, dark nose, all dried black fruits and saddlebags. The smoke is sotto voce. The savory nature continues on the palate. It needs water to bring out fresh fruits, and while there's a bitterness on the end, that's a minor cavil. £190