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.
Country
Scotland
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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.
     

75 Customer Reviews

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  • 4
    24 May

    This is much better than the last version that became infiltrated with low quality young Islays in its latter years. This version is one of the best well balanced budget blends on the market. A delightful blend that you must try.

  • 4
    28 March

    For such a low price this is a great blend

  • 4
    19 March

    Very smooth to drink for a blend ! I am scottish so tend to buy a lot of bottles of whisky lol For people who like this try johnnie walker double black I was very surprised at how smooth and easy to drink it was

  • 5
    26 February

    I cannot believe this is a blend its so good, I'm a Speyside Man and I think Bleck Boatle can hold its ain agin maist o them

  • 4
    18 February

    Excellent taste on the rocks. I was not able to perceive the "Smoky Flavour" alleged in every description I've read, but that is fine, as I am not too partial to smoked peat inside my glass. I found it much sweeter than other brands.

  • 5
    23 January

    This is an awesome product that delivers what it says (I drank it before looking at the product note, thus, there's no bias-ness). Anyway, this is awesome for those who are not inclined for the heavy smoke of some of the Islay malt. When it's done neat, the blend has a mild honey scent that could be probably too mild for critics. However, on the taste (neat), it's a nice balance of honey, smoke and peat. I added 3 drops of water to the 5cl of this product and left it for 3 minutes. The nose flourishes and produced a nice scent of honey, a hint of smoke and an obvious scent of wood. There's a significant change in the taste, as peatiness and smokiness dominated over the sweetness, which is good for me (find it really balanced). Leave it for 10 minutes and you will be proud of this blended malt. Searching for a profile close to this? A slightly sweeter one will be Glenfiddich 14-year rich oak. Cheers.

  • 5
    23 January

    Great drink, either with mixers or straight a good honest whiskey and value for money there is none better

  • 5
    14 January

    Lovely smooth drink nice whisky

  • 3
    8 December 2015

    It's ok considering the price, very light bodied with just a hint of peat. Too sweet for my taste but easy enough to drink on ice. For a better blend in the same price range look for Grand MacNish black label

  • 2
    3 November 2015

    I''ll be looking for the previous blend, easily recognized in the older style bottle, and hording it if found tucked away on some obscure package store shelf. Two stars for the new, compared to 4 for the older blend.

  • 5
    29 October 2015

    Love the smokey pepper flavours with a hint of peaty heather to finish . A great dram to be enjoyed with friends with the crackle of a log fire . Definitely a winter whiskey that brings a smouldering warmth .

  • 5
    27 October 2015

    A gift for such a superb blend, must buy some for Xmas presents for acquaintances who appreciate a good whisky. Or keep them for self!!!.

  • 2
    18 August 2015

    Wish I had known its origins when I succumbed to the promotional price. Certainly different. Hint of smoke, but impression of perhaps being matured in rum kegs. Sweet & heavy. Not to my taste. Come back Glenlivet - all is forgiven! (Even the price!!)

  • 5
    14 June 2015

    It is a wonderful blended Islay, better than some malts. The balance between fruity and smoky is excellent, a blend full of character. For the price it is definitely one of the best, well worth owning a few bottles.

  • 2
    31 May 2015

    Not as good as the older version and as a result I was disappointed. Very spicy even peppery. Lacking depth.

  • 4
    29 May 2015

    A wonderful blend and at a great price as well...highly recommended...my second bottle and after a dozen different brands lately, I find The Black Bottle quite satisfying...will continue to purchase when I can find them

  • 1
    16 April 2015

    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 2015

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

  • 4
    26 March 2015

    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 2015

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

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