Black Dog Scotch Whisky comes in 4 different variants – 21 year old, 18 year old, 12 year old andÂ Centenary. I was fortunate to taste all the 4 different variants and here are some tasting notes of the same:
Black Dog 21 year old Scotch:
Color of Scotch â€“ intense amber gold with shimmering highlights
Sensation to the nose â€“ a harmony of delight orchestrated by a multitude of seductive aromas immediately arouses the senses. Soft peaches and ripe citrus fruits coupled with pear, marzipan and bergamot begins this flirtatious fanfare. The aged malt whiskies from the Speyside valley makes their own inimitable contribution by adding that distinctive charm and finesse. Velvet and smooth. The hand of time in the finest sherry wood has weaved its magic spell to perfection.
Sensation of Taste â€“ Bold and magnificent. This outstanding blend must be given the reverence and respect it richly deserves. For twenty one yearâ€™s these aged single malts and grain whiskies have remained dormant in cold dark warehouses before they were finally blended together by master Blender. Therefore the spirit must be held long on the palate for at least twenty one seconds to awaken its many hidden attributes. Like a rare masterpiece it will reveal its inner beauty. Itâ€™s inner world. Intense flavors of Seville oranges, ripe sweet mangoes and ginger spice reward the palate, and then whispers of bitter chocolate, liquorices and crushed almonds drift lovingly on.
Black Dog 18 year old Scotch:
Color of scotch: Deep, golden, glossy and mahogany.
Sensation to the Nose: A truly noble bouquet of luscious malty tones and rich velvety textures with a hint of Oloroso sherry in the background.
Sensation of Taste: Round and mellow complex quixotic flavors with an impeccable balance of individual malt and grain whiskies and silky soft tones that dance on the tongue.
Finish: Luxuriously smooth and long, a testament to the malt & grain whiskies which have spent years in oak casks & vats.
Black Dog 12 year old Scotch:
Color of Scotch : Amber, with golden highlights.
Aroma of Scotch : Robust malty, mellow woody, complex yet delicate aroma of sherry and vanillic sweetness with whispers of soft peatiness in the background.
Sensation to Palate : Beautifully rounded, heavy body, pronounced malty, mellow woody, fruity sweetness with teasing light warm peat.
Finish : Luxurious and exciting, long and warm with a touch of cream.
Black Dog Centenary Scotch
Color of Scotch : Amber with golden highlights.
Aroma of Scotch : Matured wood, toasted malt, mild honey sweetness, delicate butterscotch bordering on cream, with floral nuances that emerges at the end.
Palate of Scotch: Robust body, pronounced rich malt and oak and sherry sweetness, spreads warmly in the mouth like silent sea waves.
Finish : Balanced, long, intense and bright.