Isle of Arran The Devil’s Punch Bowl Chapter III at TB Watson “The Dram Busters” – Scotch Whisky News
“For Chapter III of the Devil’s Punch Bowl I have chosen a brooding selection of Arran’s finest aged Oloroso Sherry Butts which set the scene for the final performance. Notes of distinctive dark chocolate and dried fruits give satisfying depth and provide the ideal foundation for this last dram with the Devil. The inclusion of French Oak Barriques adds a rich layer of spice and toasted oak to proceedings while the Bourbon Barrels bring the sweetness of honey and vanilla. This final flourish of the Punch Bowl brings the curtain down in dramatic style”. James MacTaggart, Master Distiller
Nose – Aromatic and floral, a delicate perfume of white peaches with a background of white chocolate
Palate – The influence of the barriques are evident almost immediately, the delicate floral notes give way to a rich and warming touch of spice which amplifies beautifully on your tongue. Chocolate raisin and cinnamon in the tail give this a creamy mouthfeel. The fresh character of Arran prevails, the typical citrus notes always in the background, complimented with the light vanilla from the Bourbon Barrels which add a layer of sweetness.
Finish – Long, lingering and luxurious. The final curtain falls with long lasting notes of sweet spice and mandarin.
A memorable performance, there’s no going back once you’ve been tempted by the Devil!
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