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Monday, March 11, 2013

Black Dog Reserve(18 years old)


Today we go on to know the other aged scotch from the Black Dog stable. The Black Dog reserve(18 year old). The attractive packaging is sure to attract you, but the attractive Scotch cannot be missed.




Black Dog 18 years old Scotch Whisky is known as Black DogReserve Scotch. It is matured for a minimum of 18 years in oak casks. Master blends carefully put together a fine blend of Grain Whisky and Aged Malt Whisky to make this one of the best and perfect Scotch. No wonder it gives a fine pleasure which cannot be rushed! Black Dog Reserve Scotch has won Gold award at the MUNDUS Vini International Spirit Awards held at Germany in 2011. This is the third Gold award won by the 18 year old Whisky. It truly is the world’s best tasting 18 year old Scotch.

International Spirits Award was launched in 2004 and customers are always provided there with valuable orientation support. It gives not just new momentum but also strengthens the position of spirits in the market. On winning the award for Black Dog Reserve Scotch, Mr. Anant Iyer, Business Head (Luxury Brands), United Spirits Limited, said “It’s an honor to receive this award from MUNDUS Vini ISW and it means a great deal to us. ISW is a very prestigious competition and winning a Gold award from them is a matter of great pride. United Spirits Limited is extremely proud of its luxury label – Black Dog 18 Year Old, a vintage and smooth luxury scotch which is bottled in India by USL. This exceptional and exquisite brand promises to be a rare blend for those who have developed a taste for the finer things in life. They take pride in knowing the difference between the fine and the penultimate. And, more importantly, take time to savor their choicest indulgences, leisurely.”

The spirits are tested strictly in line with a prescribed system on the basis of their appearance, i.e. by colour and clarity, the smell of the product by its purity and typicality and the taste – the palate has to confirm what eyes and nose have registered. Finally, jurors make an assessment of the overall impression, considering the harmony of aromas and alcohol. Each spirits entry is tasted and assessed by a commission consisting of 5-6 jurors. Black Dog Reserve Scotch beat some fierce competition from all over the world and established itself as a market leader and critic’s choice in this segment. As the award is given by jurors who are retailers and restaurateurs among other people who handle spirits daily, I would think it’s the best possible recommendation you get from the people who know their Scotch well!

Tasting Notes:

Color of scotch: Deep, golden, glossy and mahogany.

Sensation to the Nose: A truly noble bouquet of luscious malty tones and rich velvety textures with a hint of Oloroso sherry in the background.

Sensation of Taste: Round and mellow complex quixotic flavors with an impeccable balance of individual malt and grain whiskies and silky soft tones that dance on the tongue.

Finish: Luxuriously smooth and long, a testament to the malt & grain whiskies which have spent years in oak casks & vats.

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