Flavour is hugely important to us at Black Bull along with enjoying the good times, so with each of our blends we set out to create something new and different – whilst keeping in mind 150 years of Black Bull blending values and philosophies. We have created each Black Bull blend with its own flavour and character, so from the vibrant, untamed Kyloe to the big, bold 12 year old to the definitive, refined 40 year old, there is a Black Bull to suit your personality and pallet. We created blends that we like drinking ourselves and we want to share these with you, so we say throw off the modern day shackles and grab life by the horns!
12 Our 12 year old, charges at you and shakes you up a bit, but then leaves you with a realisation that this is what blended Scotch whisky should actually be like, a bit of rough and tumble with a silky smooth ending.
We take robust and rich highland and speyside malt whiskies, matured in refill ex-sherry European Oak butts and refill ex-bourbon American Oak hogsheads, and blend them together with lowland grain, matured in refill ex-bourbon American Oak barrels, in a ratio of 50% malt to 50% grain and bottled at a powerful 50% abv to give you the ride of your life.
Grab it by the horns, hold on tight and enjoy the ride.
Colour : Old Amber.
Nose : Robust, chunky aromas of sherry, red fruits, cherries and toffee with a suggestion of vanilla and lemon sherbert.
Palate : Creamy chocolate, fruit and honey with apple and an expressive nuttiness.
Finish : Buttery toffee, long lasting, coordinated, silky.
Comment: : A whisky that comes at you at full charge initially, and then gradually soothes you with its bountiful palate and smooth finish.