- Duncan Taylor (DT)
- Stated Age
- 12 years old
- 50.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 20 Feb 2012 8:42 am
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Whisky Reviews for Black Bull 12-year-old DT
21 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.04 points
- Good whisky, with very malty and fruity (apple, plum, apricot) flavor, with notes of flowers. Taste and finish continue flavor notes well and fully.
- Rating is high: this is a blend going of a malt.
- a bit pricey, but is not stingy on quality, well balanced flavors and not overly sweet, the 50% abv does wonders also
- I tasted the sample imported from the Whiskey Festival 2017. Maybe a little simple but strong and distinctive whiskey.
The blend is quite full and distinctive. Wood, milk caramels, orange, resins, conifers, a little old wood to dullness, varnish. (84 b)
Creamy impression. Dark chocolate, spiced woody, caramel. The bitter bitter flavor, which made the impression a little wrong. (82 b)
- All in all, unsatisfactory, not my thing.
Acid, slightly stinging without water, with a few drops of gentle, possibly apple
Acidity and sweetness, even diluted remains an alcoholic note, apart from reasonably balanced but not very complex
sour, cider, white pepper, medium to long
- Well, well, a blend. Quite edgy compared to some others, so quite interesting, but I rarely wish for three four percent less alcohol, usually it's the other way around.
Herbs, sour cucumbers and a little alcohol at the beginning. After some time the cucumbers have disappeared, some acetone is available. Only after another clear standing time, the sour and aggressive notes move into the background. A few sherry notes, a good dose of caramel and now a few fresh fruit notes. The nose is still developing quite pleasant. The alcohol first comes to the fore again warmth, before fleshy notes framing distinct peach and apricots.
An alcoholic sharpness can not be concealed, but the aromas underneath are thoroughly pleasing, balanced and harmonious. Vanilla sweetness, honey, dark chocolate, nuts and a few herbs. From oak still no trace. Correction, the second sip comes back a few tannins to light.
Everything bitter has disappeared very quickly, a sweet, somewhat laby nuttiness remains medium, as a reminder pretty long stand.