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Black Bottle

Smoked Twizzlers

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@MegawattReview by @Megawatt

1st Apr 2016


  • Nose
  • Taste
  • Finish
  • Balance
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This is the new version of Black Bottle, which rumour has it is vastly inferior to the old Black Bottle, which ironically came in a green bottle. Since I haven't tried the green Black Bottle, this review will not evoke any comparisons but will stick with my impressions of the black Black Bottle.

Nose: light Islay notes. Smoked bacon. Note very expressive but nice enough.

Taste: red licorice sweetness infused with peat smoke. An effervescent grainy backbone. Impressive weight and balance.

Finish: short, with wisps of smoke.

Balance: I don't really understand all the moaning about this new release of Black Bottle. Tastes pretty good to me. Peat levels are around Black Grouse territory, stronger than Teacher's, maybe a notch below Islay Mist. Quite drinkable. I would buy it again.

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MrDandruff commented

I love this whisky. Nice you picked up on the licorice, that realy does it for me. I don't know many whisky's with the same taste profile.

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