A bottle of the 2013 relaunched Black Bottle. Owners Burn Stewart have decided to return the brand to its original 1879 roots, including the black glass that gave the blend its name. With less of a focus on Islay, there is less peatiness than hitherto, with the smoky flavours being balanced with increased fruitiness and elegance.
Nose : Fresh and floral with freshly sawn oak aromas. Spicy with hints of smoke.
Palate : Silky, mellow and fruity with balanced smoky / peaty flavours then sweet oak and heather honey.
Finish: Soft, elegantly spicy, nutmeg, pepper and a gentle lingering smokiness.
The Story of BLACK BOTTLE
Black Bottle has had an unusual journey to reach the back bars of the world's finest cocktail establishments, but it's a journey that has been defined by character, determination and a sizeable measure of unconventionality. It began in 1879. Three Graham brothers – Charles, David and Gordon – left the rural village of Torphins, for the booming port of Aberdeenshire in the north east of Scotland, with a plan to make their fortune. They quickly made a name for themselves as tea blenders, but soon turned their attention to a very different drink – whisky.