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Black Bull 40 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Black Bull 40 Years Old

Brand
Black Bull
Expression
40 Years Old
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Blended
Age
40 years old
Abv
47.60%
Produced at
Duncan Taylor Scotch Whisky Limited ~ Duncan Taylor Scotch Whisky Limited
Website
www.duncantaylor.com
Availability
Worldwide

Chris Goodrum

90
Nose
Old sherry butts! Woody, but silky. Intense, mature and dusty with dried orange, apricot and grape. Hickory, pecan, vanilla, chocolate, wood smoke.
Palate
Woody with hickory, cinnamon, ginger, soy sauce and tannins. The rich sherried fruit, liquorice, chocolate and treacle balance. Provençal herbs and heather.
Finish
Long, a little austere as the grain kicks in and mingles with the tannins. Superb intensity and pure espresso finish.
Comment
Impressive, high malt content with a few years on the clock.

Joel Harrison

92
Nose
A really great balance of oak, earth, dubbin, leather cricket balls and some toasted pine nuts. These elderly notes really work well to provide a rich and welcoming nose.
Palate
An exceptional palate of long-aged whisky which has taken lovely leather notes from the cask, mixed with a hint of spice.
Finish
Wonderful soft oak notes, leather armchairs and fresh woollen blankets.
Comment
This is a really wonderful whisky which wears its age very well indeed.
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