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Bowmore The Devil's Casks Second Release Tasting notes and reviews

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Bowmore The Devil's Casks Second Release

Brand
Bowmore
Expression
The Devil's Casks Second Release
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
10 years old
Vintage
2004
Produced at
Bowmore Distillery
Region
Islay
Website
www.bowmore.com
Availability
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Chris Goodrum

89
Nose
Unyielding, treacly, sherry, burnt wood, molasses, seaweed, smoke and iodine. Peat drifts in with dark violets, stewed coffee, praline and dried fruit. That sherry is so thick you can cut it with a knife!
Palate
Dry, opening with coffeed Oloroso, burnt wood and bonfire embers. Tannic and woody, balanced by treacle and molasses. Hints of dusty spice and violets, sweet peat notes.
Finish
Good length. Peat notes gain momentum and the burnt wood, treacle, smoky tannins and herbal notes linger.
Comment
Comments: Wow! Talk about a finish. I could still taste this the next day.

Martine Nouet

82
Nose
Heavily sherried. Damp wood, moss, humus. Walnut stain. Damson plums and sultanas.
Palate
Crisp, tannic. Bittersweet. Lots of sweet liquorice root. Oak is very present, as expected. But not overly astringent. There is a good balance with the sweet notes of sherry wood. The alcohol is completely mastered.
Finish
Sweet, with a slight astringency. Liquorice again and again.
Comment
A classic sherry matured whisky. Probably aged. Don't spoil it with water as makes it astringent. It does not need it anyway.
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