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Nose: A funny rounded start of aerosol, very balanced. Certainly nuts, some obvious flower notes-- and a touch of earth. Slight vanilla comes out too. Rich and enjoyable.
Palate: Very oily with some salt. Some prominent toffee behind that salt, but dampened by spicy bitter oak and citrus sourness.
Finish: Malty and woody. Not overtly complex.
An okay experience for my first trial of this kind of blended whisky. Not bad, but I would call this dram average. I can best compare it to the Auchentoshan 12 (which I prefer), which also has a pleasing aroma while disappointing slightly on the palate. I find the main difference that the Black Bull has more salty/bitter/sour overtones.