The Devil’s Punch Bowl Chapter III Arrives in the USA – Scotch Whisky News

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The Devil’s Punch Bowl

”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

The Devil’s Punch Bowl Chapter III is a limited edition expression of The Arran Single Malt inspired by the glacial hollow ‘Coire na Ciche’ whose sinister presence dominates the north-east coast of Arran. Our fiendish Distiller James MacTaggart has perused the darkest corners of our warehouses one last time to hand pick the finest casks for the third and final release of this infernal trilogy of devilish drams. Casks across a range of ages and types have been chosen to create perhaps the most distinctive Devil’s Punch Bowl yet.

Bottled at natural strength and without chill-filtration, the Devil’s Punch Bowl is a testimony to the consistent superior quality of the Arran Malt across each year of production.

Dare you be tempted by the Devil one final time?

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 mouth feel. 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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