Gordon Graham's Black Bottle Blended Scotch Whisky

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alc./vol:
40%

Proof:
80°

Vintage:
Non-vintage

Aged:
No age statement

Closure: Screw / Stelvin cap

Product of: Product of United Kingdom United Kingdom


Established in 1879 by three brothers who were tea blenders in Aberdeen, it’s believed the Graham brothers’ original blended Scotch whisky comprised peated Speyside malts, but for years Black Bottle was based on Islay malts. In September 2013 it was re-blended to be more in keeping with the original Read more

Review and Tasting

Sampled on 08/11/2016

Appearance

Clear, bright coppery amber with polished gold highlights.

Aroma

Honey, barky wood, old leather, hay bale, ashtray, shoe polish, peach and faint peaty smoke.

Taste

Honeyed sweetness, nubuck leather, pear, apple pie, candied ginger, cinnamon and black pepper spice with ashtray smokiness.

Aftertaste

Long sweet vanilla and leather with nutmeg and pepper spice. Mild smoke.

Overall

The smoky ashtray and shoe polish notes in this blend make it somewhat polarising. Some with love and admire its distinctive character others will yearn the return of the former Islay Black Bottle blend.

Further product information

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