Black Bottle Blended Scotch
Black Bottle // Scotland
Black Bottle is a brand that has been around since the late 1800s, originally a product brought to market by brothers Charles, David and Gordon Graham in Aberdeen, Scotland. As expert tea blenders, they decided to turn their skills into blending whisky, which they released in a special bottle made with black glass from Germany. The product has had many incarnations since then, even changing package design, but is now under the leadership of distiller Ian MacMillan, who has revisited a recipe similar to the original, using Islay malts in the blend.
Peated BlendA mix of grains and malted barley. From more than one distillery. Dried with peat.
"This is a very rich and viscous Scotch. It has an interesting flavor of baked apples and burning campfire, with a hints of floral black tea (what a coincidence!), ocean brine, honey and cinnamon. Gets sweeter on the palate after a few sips. And yeah, that dark glass bottle is pretty cool."