Black Tartan Blended Malt Scotch Whisky

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Blended Malt
Black Tartan Limited (BTtL)
Charred Oak Casks
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
25 Jul 2017 8:57 am by Hemdl

Average value

€ 35.70

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Whisky Reviews for Black Tartan Blended Malt Scotch Whisky

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.29 points

  1. Syleo scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    A pleasing, sweet-malty and at the same time fruit-emphasized malt, pleasantly round and as a blended malt maybe not spicy due to the lack of the grain components from regular blends. You can almost forgive the 40 volume percent and the somewhat weakened tasting impression.
    I generally like it quite well, but I would probably not buy it, because the taste is too round for me and not a single note really knocks my socks off.
    • Nose
      88 88
      In strong gold with a slight caramel tinge, the blend rotates in the glass, from which the scent of fruit cocktails flows from the canned pear to cocktail cherries. A heavy sweetness spreads, unusual for a blend that is concentrated in pear juice. Next to it lies a still warm, malty whole grain bread dark from the toaster, with a little butter and hazelnut cream, and a cup of espresso with a single drop of caramel syrup. But behind it lurking hints, resin and spruce needles, a little fresh oak and when inhaled intensely a pushed back but somehow startling the sweet overall picture of salty goat cheese.
    • Taste
      77 77
      The black tartan fills the palate equally sweetly, but unfortunately cannot fully fulfill the fruity promise of nosing. After all, the wholemeal bread returns with creamy-vanilla caramel buttery and malty, but now more with heavy sweet honey. Gradually, a berry-floral impression emerges, canned fruits with a slightly metallic sound. Bitterness can only be sensed on the edges of the palate, as tart fruit bowls, most likely to be attached to pears again.
    • Finish
      74 74
      The light to medium-long finish further emphasizes the malt and caramel, and an even slightly smoky residual sweetness (nutmeg?) Can be sensed before a floral-rosy feeling with very light fruit acid remains like that of a light white wine. After a while, the last drops that dry off smell in fruit chewing gum and withered flowers.

  2. mandragoru scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    For a blended malt this is excellent!
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  3. chris-sg scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    BLACK TARTAN is a blended malt scotch whisky with its heart in the Cairngorms, a mountain range on the east Highlands of Scotland. It is a region which has been at the forefront of distilling for centuries and remains so today.

    Gaelic, once the predominant language in the area, has largely disappeared as spoken word but it has left an indelible mark on the land and are still used to vividly describe the surrounding countryside. Carn Dubh (black cairn), Lurg Dhubh (black ridge), Cnoc Dubh (black hill) all describe the peat in the ground and the heather on the hills.

    Each of the spirits in our blend is aged in a range of highly charred (black) casks, enabling the best possible reaction between the whisky and the wood and giving a strong butterscotch and vanilla palate.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      90 90


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