Black Bottle

70cl / 40%
  • Blended Scotch Whisky
Black Bottle
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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.


Black Bottle Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes by Billy A

    Nose: Freshly cut oak and caramel. Hint of something medicinal at the back, but with heavy brown sugar notes swamping it. Hints of nail varnish touches and polished oak.

    Palate: Milk chocolate, ginger, lots of woody spice, brown sugar, sour apple hints, golden syrup behind.

    Finger: Lingering syrup with touches of cinnamon and freshly sawn oak

    Comment: Very focused on Golden Syrup sweetness, with that richness backed up by lots of woody notes. Very different to the previous edition, with no real smoke, but packed full of sweet and rich flavour.

  • Producer's Note

    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.

59 Customer Reviews

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  • 1
    16 April

    Ordinary at best. A mixer designed to appeal to the bartender. Old presentation had character and a place on my shelf. New presentation is nothing special so I will pass. Apparently, the old presentation had a following, but not a big enough one to satisfy the bottom line. Te new presentation can be sold to the bars and eating establishmetns for mixing and drowning in ice. Young people in clubs will drink it so you can sell more for sure. Glad I bought a few bottles before they changed it.

  • 4
    27 March

    This is a good blend. Rounded flavour with the taste of a whisky priced at an extra tenner.

  • 4
    26 March

    A lovely all-round blend with a smooth finish and a pleasant after taste.Just wish I new how much I had left in this black bottle.

  • 5
    5 March

    Great drop of scotch! Very Smokey, different taste from other scotches out there.

  • 4
    20 February

    Great blend. I love the sugar an spice thing going on. The ginger too. Had this more than once.

  • 5
    11 February

    Wife bought me a bottle for Christmas and loved it. Best blend whisky I have ever had. Smooth, rich wonderful nose and very Moorish.

  • 4
    10 August 2014

    Picked up a bottle in Booths, Ripon, on offer at £15. What a great bargain! I'm slightly disappointed that they have de-emphasised the Islay content, but it's a lovely dram. Sadly the bottle I bought was the last on the shelf.

  • 5
    22 June 2014

    This is Scotch like it was meant to be. Somewhat unrefined and a real mouthful. A necessary addition to any Scotch drinker's bar and a treat to serve to company. Those of us across the Pond like a good blended Scotch now and then. As said above, "just a couple o'nips" and the world is OK.

  • 5
    22 June 2014

    This is my dads fav whiskey we are scots living in england and unfortunately it's hard to get hold of down here. I always buy it from the whiskey exchange the price is great quality always the best and great service and delivery. Anyone who is a true scot will enjoy this whiskey it's very smooth and yummy. And if your not a scot it's a great one to try to see how we do it!!! And why the scots are the best!!

  • 20 May 2014

    Initially tasted course compared to black bottle old presentation however a little ice and splash of water very nice but I prefer the old presentation

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