150cl // 40.0% ABV

This is a larger bottle of the relaunched Black Bottle Blended Scotch Whisky, which has been inspired by the original recipe from 1879. After many years of decline prompted by a distillery fire. Black Bottle was revitalised in 1990 with a new blend using Islay single malt whiskies. The peatier notes from the Islay whisky in the blend have been balanced by rich sweetness of demerara sugar and simmering spice. The bottle design has even been inspired by the days of yore, including returning to the black glass bottle, which is where the whisky got its name from.

As someone else has said it is as good as double black,an excellent blended whisky.

Tasting Notes

Colour: Surprisingly dark golden 

Nose: Interesting! Rich and fruity with hints of smoke, chocolate and wood, fairly complex 

Palate: Fairly light mouthfeel but it’s got some good oiliness. rich pungent drop of smoke amongst the rest of the rich

Finish: The spices are more evident here, they come along in waves along with richer (but restrained) smoke and fruits. There’s enough wood to keep you happy, but it doesn’t linger to leave bitterness, in fact the whole dram is sweet, but balanced.


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