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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.