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Black Bottle Blended Scotch Whisky

Overall rating
74.75/100
votes
130
Category
Blend
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2013
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml
Added on
25 Jul 2014 11:44 am by z-imaging
Colored

Average value

€ 24,69

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Whisky Reviews for Black Bottle Blended Scotch Whisky

33 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 74.75 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 70 points Administrator

    This Blended Scotch is not what it once was after the radical 'rebranding' to please market demands and make it 'easy accessible'. The aroma of Black Bottle is restrained with wood sap, bitter grain and some floral notes. Peat smoke? Nope. Tastewise, youthful harshness and sweet malt combine with honey, ginger and faint peatiness. Dominated by cheap grain whisky, the finish is bitter, short and altogether featureless. Having lost the characterful impact of Islay malts, this blend only remains a shadow of its former glory. It's drinkable - no more, no less.

    RATING: 2.4/5.0 stars ≙ 70 pts → PALATABLE [-]
    • Nose
      72 72
    • Taste
      72 72
    • Finish
      65 65

  2. Shmotch scored this whisky 66 points Newbie

    Perhaps the worst blended scotch whisky I can remember tasting the past five years. An insipid root beer candy note dominates the taste. Do not go here. Sadly, black bottle once had a nice peat component and more maltiness that is now sorely missing in the new recipe.

  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 72 points Connoisseur

    You have to really work at the nose, it is restrained there is a little peat and dried cold ashes, wafer, salted caramel & honey.
    The palate is sweet with a fruit gum element , a little barley sugar and a hint of caramel.
    This has a nice mouthfeel but it is also a little metallic at the end and it fades too quickly but for £20-£22 it is not bad value and generally for beginners a good easy introduction to whisky.
    I understand what Timo is saying, all the rough edges that gave black bottle a bit of an edge years ago have gone, they have been rounded off so to speak which is why non whisky drinkers would b fins this sort of thing more accessible and for the price a god alternative to gin?
    My score is not particularly high but the more I have the more I am liking it, I still think this is a good solid buy at the price and for a daily sipper it is fine if a little unexciting.
    • Nose
      70 70
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      68 68

  4. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    Not very memorable, but not bad either. The nose is the best part. The finish is the worst.
    Tasted blind from a sample by Jan.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Light, some fruit, but not fresh, old and musty, but not in a good way, dark sugar, somewhat fatty, some honey, some hey, some mossy wood. I thought the colour was due to adding caramel
    • Taste
      78 78
      Sweet, some honey, some hay, again the dark sugar, little to no fruit, slightly fatty
    • Finish
      70 70
      Short, fades quickly, a bit bitter at the end, some hints of the dark sugar

  5. oppi scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    Fruity sweet ... tastes good with chocolate ...

  6. wisekycourse scored this whisky 73 points Connoisseur

    a blend of more than all its splendor, based on Bunna! finally seen its price, not so bad!
    • Nose
      smoke, spices and caramel
    • Taste
      same sensations, simple, not very attractive, but the danger of being reused can occur!
    • Finish
      simple, short, spicy and smoky

  7. holborndrinker scored this whisky 73 points Connoisseur

    I quite like the bottle - it is just a shame that the contents don't live up to it  Will get you tipsy, but you won't have overly fond memories of supping it. 
    • Nose
      70 70
    • Taste
      72 72
    • Finish
      71 71

  8. holborndrinker scored this whisky 73 points Connoisseur

    I prefer the older bottles but this is quite inoffensive.
    • Nose
      There is nothing that jumps out.
    • Taste
      There is no real bite to this whisky any more - it is quite soft on the palate - great if you want to slip into the arms of Morpheus, but not something to admire. 
    • Finish
      Quite anonymous - nothing that will blow you away.

  9. GJR scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    In comparison tried with an older version of 10 years, which clearly had an origin on Islay with a lot of Peat. Then this is a weak infusion, but for the price there is also little wrong.
    • Nose
      Much sweetness, Virtually no link with Islay. Replacement used whiskey is more sweet, more granular and clearly very young.
    • Taste
      Sweet, highland style, light smoke and peat.
    • Finish
      Peat now comes through, most of the blend replaced by Ardmore?

  10. Hvdree scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      75 75

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