Overall rating
Duncan Taylor (DT)
Stated Age
12 years old
50.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
20 Feb 2012 8:42 am

Average value

€ 43.41

14 × in wishlist

139 × member ratings

245 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Black Bull 12-year-old DT

22 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.96 points

  1. wisekycourse scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Spicy, vanilla, slightly grassy, woody and malty nose
    mouth on caramel, vanilla, malt, grain, slightly cooked yellow fruits (apple, peach and a little tangerine), some dry wood in return, simple but effective. cocoa feeling at the end.
    Quite simple finish, monolithic on the same scents, malt, vanilla, spices forward for a creamy side.
    A slightly disappointing blend compared to its little brother.

  2. coldsun scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    Good whisky, with very malty and fruity (apple, plum, apricot) flavor, with notes of flowers. Taste and finish continue flavor notes well and fully.

  3. whiskyd scored this whisky 73 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      68 68

  4. Arranthony_Moray scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      79 79

  5. Crann feàrna scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Rating is high: this is a blend going of a malt.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    a bit pricey, but is not stingy on quality, well balanced flavors and not overly sweet, the 50% abv does wonders also

  7. FernetBranco scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  8. HunterRomario scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    I tasted the sample imported from the Whiskey Festival 2017. Maybe a little simple but strong and distinctive whiskey.
    • Nose
      The blend is quite full and distinctive. Wood, milk caramels, orange, resins, conifers, a little old wood to dullness, varnish. (84 b)
    • Taste
      Creamy impression. Dark chocolate, spiced woody, caramel. The bitter bitter flavor, which made the impression a little wrong. (82 b)

  9. Spirit of Delphi scored this whisky 77 points Member Senior

    All in all, unsatisfactory, not my thing.
    • Nose
      Acid, slightly stinging without water, with a few drops of gentle, possibly apple
    • Taste
      Acidity and sweetness, even diluted remains an alcoholic note, apart from reasonably balanced but not very complex
    • Finish
      sour, cider, white pepper, medium to long

  10. rottendon scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    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.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      Everything bitter has disappeared very quickly, a sweet, somewhat laby nuttiness remains medium, as a reminder pretty long stand.


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