This bar I was in had no malts. in the shadows i noticed a JW bottle. I asked for a Black. They only had Gold. Quick haggle. They had to give me the 'Gold' and charge me for 'Black'!!
Of COURSE I enjoyed it!
So. Small dram tho' it was, I remember it as exceptionally smooth...and sweet. Loved it, as a totally seductive and non-challenging dram. Yes, the Black has more island bite to it, but i've spent far too little time with the Gold to pass judgment...
I'm a malt man, but as blends go, on my rounds of gigging in bars/clubs/pubs, if no malts are on offer I'm happy with a JW Black, A Blackbush, a Black Bottle...these seem to be the best i've tasted. BNJ not bad. Oh, and Jameson's occasionally. And any of the above even if Glenfiddich 12 is on offer!