Black Bull Deluxe 12 Year Old
Black Bull 12yr Deluxe Blend
1st Oct 2012
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Tasting Notes by redeagle717
Black Bull! Relatively unknown to American whisky drinkers, but undoubtedly one of the best blended whiskies on the market. I would go so far as to say it is much better than any of the Johnnie Walkers (accept the Green Label) This whisky is another reason I believe Duncan Taylor is a premium bottler of great blended whisky and cannot be overlooked!
NOSE: Intense honey, rich, powerful, nutmeg, strong alcohol, grainy vanilla. I can already tell this is going to be a delicious whisky. 23/25
TASTE: Immediate, big, bold, sweet, I can't imagine a 12 yr old blend tasting so rich, strong, complex and powerful. The taste is impressive. 23/25
FINISH: Smooth, as all blends should be. The nose and taste profile matches the finish. Long, creamy, sweet, intense, oily, lingering, delicious. This is a serious blend for someone who is looking away from Johnnie Walker. Brilliant 12 year old grain/malt blend. 23/25
BALANCE: Overpowering for a blend. 50% alcohol is a lot for this, but I believe more alcohol is better for the taste profile. Excellent. but slightly unbalanced when it comes tp nose/taste comparisons- 22/25.