I had the privilege to nose and taste the Devil’s Punch Bowl. Since I’ve heard, that it was launched, I was very, very curious.
This tough-looking whisky is named after an area of Arran. The range of this little devil is limited to 6660 bottles. A very devilish number. It’s a summary of 24 casks distilled between 1996 & 2006. A demonic brew of ex-sherry, ex bourbon whisky and peated whisky.
- Name: Arran “The Devil’s Punch Bowl”
- Type: Single Malt
- Country: Scotland
- Price per standard amount: € 80,00
The name, the package with the beautiful eyes that look at you, is great, fantastic more. Those eyes attracts you to try this whisky.
And I’m grateful that I can smell and taste this mysterieus and attractive whisky.
Let’s see if I have been given the devilish tail. I haven’t checked yet…
Isle of Arran Distillers is one of the few still remaining independent distilleries. During the 19th century there were about fifty operating distilleries, most of which were even illegal distilleries. The Isle of Arran Distillers is located at one of the most beautiful islands on the west coast of Scotland between Ayrshire and Kintyre. I’ve never had the opportunity to visit this area, but on the to-go-to-list for sure! One day I’ll take my backpack, take a boat or plane and just walk through Scotland! …
This whisky has a another fan. I loved it, just after I did some quick nosing.
After the first taste, I felt something behind me. Didn’t thought about it, so I continued enjoying the whisky. Laying back on my favorite chair, dreaming away.
But there it was again, that feeling… I stood up, looked back and saw something moving .. something marvelous red and it looked a bit furry. I looked closer and came to the conclusion: I’ve got the Devil’s tail!
- Color: Nice gold
- Nose: fresh, notes of dried fruits, vanilla and spicy wood aromas, orange peel
- Taste: warm and rich sweetness, some sweet sugar, pepper and oak.
- Finish: soft and sweet with spicy notes and a light smoky end
Suggestions: Just pure, no water needed.
I give this whisky an 8.5 out of 10.
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