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Dream Dram: Black Bull 40 Years Old

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The eagerly awaited Black Bull 40 year old special release has been launched!

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Multi-award winning Duncan Taylor Scotch Whisky has added this new, exceptionally rare whisky to its distinguished range.  Only 1,500 bottles of the limited edition, batch 7, Black Bull 40 year old will be available globally with a retail price of £750 per bottle.

Loyal followers of Black Bull are expecting a whisky which packs a punch following the last batch that was produced in 2011. Whisky experts and enthusiasts poured huge praise on the last production of this blend, which received 94% rating in blind taste tests by industry leaders.

The character of this latest batch has been captured in abundance, blending high quality single malts including Aberlour 1975, Macallan 1969 and Glenlivet 1968.  With an ABV of 47.6% this is no ordinary Scotch Whisky.  With a ratio of 86% malt to 14% grain it charts the journey of many a fine whisky from as far back as 1966.

CEO Euan Shand commented: “Black Bull 40 year old is a world class whisky and it has been worth the wait to add it to our portfolio.  We are confident that it will take its place amongst the best luxury whiskies available today and cement our position in the market place.”

Marking a new chapter in the unfolding story of Huntly based Duncan Taylor Scotch Whiskies.  The company has ownership of one of the largest privately held collections of rare Scotch whisky casks.  This latest whisky is undoubtedly a must-have for Black Bull enthusiasts.

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Black Bull 40 year old[2]

tasting notes

Nose: An incredibly gourmet, sweet, fruity and overall appealing nose! Some pastry hints of baked pears, red apple pie, lemon curd and cinnamon rolls lead the way to some dark spiced rum and floral flavours with a subtle underlying nuttiness.


Palate: The palate delivers a beautiful complexity and is perfectly balanced. A Smooth, mellow, almost thick and syrupy caress with an explosion of fruity flavours, brown sugar, sweet spices, sandal wood, meringue, chocolate-covered marzipan and roasted nuts. Some citrusy and floral hints come wrap this pleasant moment up.

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Finish: Lingering with sweet spices, nuts and oaky notes




chocolate pie

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