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Black Bull Special Reserve Tasting notes and reviews

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Black Bull Special Reserve

Brand
Black Bull
Expression
Special Reserve
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
46.60%
Produced at
Duncan Taylor Scotch Whisky Limited

Dave Broom

85
Nose
A pleasing hint of emulsion paint, then sweet cereal (sugar puffs) sappy grass and fresh herbs. There's a whiff of lemon thyme before olive oil/rum oils come through. Balanced.
Palate
Clean and nutty to start with a linden blossom touch. Crisp up before a gentle weight of fruit presses down in the tongue. Creamy.
Finish
Sweet and soft.
Comment
It's all quite subtle, but rewarding.

Martine Nouet

88
Nose
Perfumy, floral. Delicate and intense. Honeysuckle. Complex with layers of soft fruit lusciously unwinding, set in oak like diamonds in gold. Cedar wood.
Palate
Velvety, smooth and fruity. Oak is completely integrated. Some rancio. Dried fruit.
Finish
Long, dry with a dark chocolate bitterness. Cubèbe pepper.
Comment
A superb old Speysider profile. Complex, elegant, reminds me of a grande champagne cognac.
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