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Black Bull 12 year old by Duncan Taylor surprised me big time! I expected a much lower score from this blended whisky.
Though the name implies bit more. Black Bull 12 yrs is definitely black: it is dark in every way and I like it. But it's no bull. More like a horse. It has power but not in bull kinda way.
Make sure to use some water with this blend.
Nose: Smoke fades away from the first wiff. Very sweet at the start, bit peaty with sherry, pears and sweet berries.
Taste: Thick stuff! Creamy and dark toffee dominates. Dark fruits, everything is dark. 2 drops of water made it like espresso.
Finish: Raw chocolate and roasted coffee.
Balance: Water opens up Black Bull 12 yrs nicely. Very fine blend!