Duncan Taylor

Black Bull

40 Years Old

ABV 47.6%
REVIEWED Issue 138
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Brand: Black Bull, Duncan Taylor
Expression: 40 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Blended
Age: 40 years old
Year of bottling: 2016
ABV: 47.6%
Country/Region: Scotland
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Issue 138
Tasting notes
Taster   Joel Harrison
Nose: A really great balance of oak, earth, dubbin, leather cricket balls and some toasted pine nuts. These elderly notes really work well to provide a rich and welcoming nose.
Palate: An exceptional palate of long-aged whisky which has taken lovely leather notes from the cask, mixed with a hint of spice.
Finish: Wonderful soft oak notes, leather armchairs and fresh woollen blankets.
Comment: This is a really wonderful whisky which wears its age very well indeed.
Taster   Chris Goodrum
Nose: Old sherry butts! Woody, but silky. Intense, mature and dusty with dried orange, apricot and grape. Hickory, pecan, vanilla, chocolate, wood smoke.
Palate: Woody with hickory, cinnamon, ginger, soy sauce and tannins. The rich sherried fruit, liquorice, chocolate and treacle balance. Provençal herbs and heather.
Finish: Long, a little austere as the grain kicks in and mingles with the tannins. Superb intensity and pure espresso finish.
Comment: Impressive, high malt content with a few years on the clock.
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