Duncan Taylor

Black Bull

Special Reserve, Batch 2

ABV 46.6%
REVIEWED Issue 113
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Brand: Black Bull, Duncan Taylor
Expression: Special Reserve, Batch 2
Type: Scotland Whisky / Blended
Age: No Age Statement
Year of bottling: 2012
ABV: 46.6%
Country/Region: Scotland
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Editor's Choice
Issue 96
Tasting notes
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Sweet, rich cake mixture, dried fruits, candied citrus peel and honey roast nuts Dunnage warehouses, damp soil. Some sweet notes of woodland honey.
Palate: Silky and sweet at first then a freshness knitted with citrus and Christmas cake mixture comes through. Caramalised sugar and apples slices.
Finish: Lingering with some lovely spices and oaky notes.
Comment: Lovely stuff. The Bull just keeps on charging with some excellent expressions.
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Earthy. Damp warehouse. Forest ground after a heavy shower. Dried fruit, almonds and nuts. Dundee cake. Opening on sweeter notes after some time. Praline.
Palate: Smooth at first but quickly reveals a crispy dryness. Sour fruit. Citrus. Crystallised ginger. Slightly sherbet on the tongue.
Finish: Dry, spicy. Rather long. Demerara sugar.
Comment: A dash of water cuts the edges but weakens the aromas. A well balanced whisky, hesitating between sweet and sour but finally choosing the latter.
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