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Black Bull 12 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Black Bull 12 Years Old

Black Bull
12 Years Old
Scotch Whisky ~ Blended
12 years old
Produced at
Duncan Taylor Scotch Whisky Limited

Dave Broom

Some mighty mature stock here. Black/fried banana, woodiness, damp earth, leaf mould and pencil shavings. Water brings out Taiwanese Oolong.
Lots of rich, sweet oak and silky tropical fruit. Ripe and succulent before it dries into basil, dried mint - bouquet garni.
Long with some oaky notes.
Rich and balanced.

Rob Allanson

Almost like having breakfast, goat's milk and honey nut cornflakes. But also has a savoury edge: roast chicken and beef stock cubes.
Rich and oily, coats the mouth with mango and apples. The oak comes with some spices and dries the mouth a little.
Long with cream and some more fruits emerging at the end.
A very interesting whisky, great before dinner or for a session.
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