Whisky clubs are full of tales concern individuals who stumble into a remote shop to find an Aladdin’s cave of rarely seen bottles for sale. This has yet to truly happen to me despite taking the opportunity to circumnavigate every unlikely dusty shop shelf during my trips across Scotland, much to my wife’s displeasure. You could view this as failure but my persistence does occasionally pay dividends as I stumbled across a trio of this Black Bottle blend with its distinctive bottle shape last year.
I did review the new, sweeter, 2013 variety and the bottle is very fetching with its old-style presentation. Sadly the well-liked old style Black Bottle was deleted and consigned to the remote dusty shelves of Highland retailers. As the 10 year old blend of this style was also killed off a couple of years prior to the no age statement blend decision, if I had located a bottle of this I’d have been very fortunate, as it is an excellent example of an age statement blend. Instead we’ll have to make do with the bargain bin version.
Age: No Age Statement