Arran The Devils Punchbowl 3 (featured)

Arran The Devil’s Punch Bowl III

Chapter one was a very good whisky, but the second chapter was less impressive. How does the Arran The Devil’s Punch Bowl III fare?

Arran The Devil’s Punch Bowl III (53,4%, OB, 6660 bts.)

Nose: Sugary and sweet. Caramel, cherries, strawberry, brown sugar and dried red fruits. There is more sherry influence than in chapters one and two. After a while some vanilla appears, as well as a light orange aroma. Also a nice warm porridge smell.
Taste: Caramelized apples. Also prunes and apricots. Lots of citrus, followed by pineapple. Next up are wood spices and nutmeg.
Finish: Sweet malt and spicy with some added peaches.

Rating: 86

While the second release in this series couldn’t live up to the first one, this third and final chapter comes a lot closer. Nicely crafted and a quality dram.

Okay, time for some final thoughts on the Devil’s Punch Bowl-series. Or maybe I should say, one final thought, which is: why? The DPB’s are fine whiskies, but they have fallen prey to that inexplicable phenomenon we sometimes see in the world of whisky nowadays.

I am of course talking about the hype surrounding these releases. I enjoyed drinking the first one, the third one as well. The second one a little less, albeit still a good whisky. But none of them would’ve send me running to the store, not even if they were still available at the original retail price.

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