03
Feb
10

Great Review from Whisky Fun for Black Bull 40

Black Bull 40 scores a fabulous 91 points from Whisky Fun, maybe the highest scoring blend ever from Serge: http://www.whiskyfun.com/#250110

3. Five stars Colour: pale gold. Nose: yeah! Starts on a lot of honey and other ‘beehivy’ notes, with many rich yet fresh fruity notes that are soon to turn up. Ripe apples, pineapples and bananas, then more caramel crème and nougat, then superb notes of liquorice and aniseed, and finally these slightly resinous notes that scream ‘old casks’. Those can sometimes be over the top but this time they really add depth and complexity to the whisky. Superb nose (where I might detect quite some old Glen Grant and/or Caperdonich and/or Glenlivet and/or Glenrothes and/or…). Mouth: a wee oaky blast at very first sips (cinnamon, nutmeg) but then it just won’t stop unfolding, shooting flavours like arrows, one after the other. Dried oranges, coconuts, bananas, spearmint, liquorice, cloves, butter pears, marshmallows, lemon balm… It’s endless, both ‘old’ and juvenile in style, which I believe is a perfect combo. Finish: maybe not the longest ever but the coconut stands out, as well as some banana skin and roasted bread. No drying tannins whatsoever. Comments: fresh, mature, complex and entrancing to follow. SGP:561 – 91 points.

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1 Response to “Great Review from Whisky Fun for Black Bull 40”


  1. 04/03/2010 at 09:40

    Hi there
    I’ve just tasted Black Bull for my book. both the 12 year old and 40 year old are fantastic. How much is the 40 year old, do you have any, and do you do mail order?
    Very interested in getting some 12 year old definitely, and would look at the 40 year old if I could afford it.


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