The devil was once chased into the Bowmore barrelaging warehouses, where empty casks were being filled with whisky bound for the mainland—or so the story goes. In the Bowmore Devil’s Cask, the barrels are first-fill Oloroso Sherry casks, where this Islay whisky stays for ten years. It’s smoky and intense, a savory whisky with a dark roasted-meat quality and tart sweetness.
Campari America, San Francisco, CA
This story appears in the print issue of April 2013.
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