Black Bottle Blended Scotch Whisky
Relaunched in 2013, Black Bottle Blended Scotch whisky now features a balanced mix of fruitiness and spice alongside the peaty Islay notes that the brand has been known for. This change in direction is a return to Black Bottle's past, as it is said to have been inspired by what the whisky was like when it was made all the way back in 1879. This has also inspired the new old-style black glass bottle, which gave the whisky its name.
The nosing passes find aromas of peat, iodine and ash with subtle scents of hemp, road tar, burnt toast and seaweed. The palate entry is medium-weight, smoky sweet and oaky; at midpalate the strong taste of sautéed butter wonderfully suits the aroma. One of the best deals in Scotch whisky at present. Superb/Highly Recommended