Today I will take a moment to write about the legend of Black Dog Scotch and how it came into being.Â The birth of this great Scotch Whisky took place over 125 years ago when James MacKinlay of the second generation of the Leith Scotch Whisky blending family launched the masterful whisky by the name of Millard Black Dog. It seems that in the year 1883 Sir Walter Millard, a Scot from the British East India Company, came searching for the perfect Scotch and eventually discovered the great taste of this Scotch Whisky in those misty shores of Scotland.Â Being a keen angler, Walter Millard named the Scotch whisky Black Dog inÂ honorÂ of hisÂ favoriteÂ salmon fishing fly used in the Spey and Tay rivers of Scotland since the early 19th century!
From the dramatic highlands to theÂ remotestÂ islands and from fertile low lands to the rich Spey valley, one man was on a mission to find the best Scotch. He was in India but returned home in Scotland to pursue his two passions – angling and Scotch Whisky. His search for the perfect blended scotch whisky took him to the home of the Mackinlay Family in Leith in Edinburgh. Together they created a new blend which is now popularly known as Black Dog Scotch Whisky.
Today the spirit of Sir Walter Millard lives on under the watchful eyes of Richard Paterson, master blender and distiller. A total of 25 Scotch Whiskies from the Black Dog family trace their origin to Islay, Campbeltown and the lowlands. Not to forget the highlands and the Speyside. These Scotch Whiskies are matured in American White Oak and European Sherry Oak. They are married together to create perfection. Its a delicate balance of Malt and Grain Scotch Whiskies. They have luscious malty tones and rich velvety textures!
Having the Black Dog Scotch Whisky makes you feel like ‘Let the World Wait’ while you enjoy the impeccable taste of the Scotch, either on the rocks or with soda!
You can watch the following video to know more about Black Dog Scotch Whisky – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-0Ysrk58wo
From one legend to another, it was great to see Black Dog Scotch commemorating Alexander Graham Bell’s birthday today on March 3rd! True to the poster, one Scottish legend (Black Dog Scotch) celebrates another (Graham Bell)!