Wednesday, September 18 2013
If you've ever visited Bowmore on the Isle of Islay you must have noticed the pretty round church on top of Main Street. This unique building is one of only few round churches in Scotland. It was built in 1767 by Daniel Campbell of Shawfield and Islay who owned the entire island back then. The church was built in a circular shape to avoid any corners for the devil to hide in. Ten years later, 1779 to be precise, Bowmore Distillery was built which makes it the oldest distillery on the island and the second oldest in Scotland. Now legend has it that the devil once did visit the church in Bowmore but due to the absence of corners the local congregation easily spotted the devil and chased him down through the village, into the gates of Bowmore Distillery.
They have used this historic event as the inspiration for their new Limited Edition Devil's Casks. Matured exclusively, and unusually in the finest first fill sherry casks, which help to bring out Bowmore's hot and fiery characteristics, this small batch release is, quite simply, devilishly good according to the Distillery. To celebrate the launch you are getting the chance to win a bottle of this devilishly good Bowmore yourself. Have a look at their Facebook Page or visit their website. Winners will be announced on the 23rd of October!