Black Bull 40-year-old DT

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Duncan Taylor (DT)
Stated Age
40 years old
Batch No. 7
Number of bottles
47.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
13 jul 2016 12:33 pm by holborndrinker

Average value

€ 898.06

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Whisky reviews for Black Bull 40-year-old DT

6 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.88 points.

  1. holborndrinker did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    The Black Bull 40 year old blend has a ratio of 86% malt to 14% grain and contains the following whiskies; Single Malts Bunnahabhian 1968 and 1969, Bowmore 1968, Caperdonich 1972, Glen Grant 1974, Glenfarclas 1966, Glenlivet 1968 and 1970, Highland Park 1967 and 1970 and Macallan 1969. Single Grains Caledonian 1974, Carsebridge 1970, Girvan 1974, Invergordon 1972, Lochside 1966, North of Scotland 1974 and Port Dundas 1973.

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  3. whiskyexperte scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    Nose : solvent ,vanilla with notes of wood , fruit acid
    Taste : Artificial fruit note, with some oak
    Finish: long, bitter, woody, sour, hop bitterness

  4. The_Osprey scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Black bull 40 year old, batch 7 I believe, 47.6%. Nice colour - it's paler than the NAS whisky I had before it and yet some of the constituent whiskies here a nearly 50 years old! Aroma is bonkers - very apple, souring fruits - almost lambic notes. Apricot. Lots of pineapple. Sherbet and cola cube sweets. Also some turps to be fair. Slight WD40. a good way. Yeah it's kinda like getting high on glue. Perfumed shower gel with lime. Weird and smells stronger than it is. A bit bonkers. Slight soap. Taste is very easy, rounded nice body, good weight and nice complexity, some of the perfumed notes follow through from nose into the taste. Crushed dried flowers and perfumes. Slight smoke and not too much oak given the age. Nice weight and balance. Certainly not a traditional blend but works in its own unique way. Toffee and buttercream up front and for a long long time. Several seconds later faint oak and salt and that perfumed note. Then the toffee and perfume wash over each other yielding to peppery peat and light smoke. This is a nice tasting whisky without doubt. Aroma was a little harsh for me but the taste works. Plenty of fun and enjoyment to be had here. That said, I would never buy a bottle at the price! (3.7/88)

  5. Razr did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    Better than past, incredible dram

  6. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    The recipe is [always] changing as stocks of 60’s and 70’s Aberlour and Macallan [for example] inevitably diminish. With batch 7, Duncan Taylor looks to Bunnahabhain, Tamdhu and Glen Grant [amongst others] to help provide enough old stock for 1500 bottles. The malt content is still very high with a mere 48 hours of tun marriage.
    N: Rich bubblegum, herbal bubblegum and complex fruit sugars [never saccharin]. Water changes it little. I find mainly bourbon cask traits here with few descriptors. That herbal bubblegum is a winner however.
    T: Continues neatly from the nose, herbal sweet to sour - and talk about balance! Developing on thin yet concentrated citrusy tinctures, it’s really quite herbal, complimented by soft fresh-sour-sweet sugars. The [sweet] herbal reigns.
    F: Truly clean finish, spirit and oak perfectly balanced.
    C: Like lots of these grand old blends [eg. Hankey bannister 40yo WB, Golden Age blend 40yo WB], its the calibre of the blending that most impresses me. The profile and characteristics change rather a lot in the glass. it's really cracking at times and scores swung from 88-90. Lets try batch 5 WB

    Scores a B[+]

  7. mds51 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Aberlour 1975Macallan 1969Glenlivet 1968

    Malt 86%, Grain 14%


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