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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Black Dog Quintessence Scotch(21 years old)

The final classic variant from the Black Dog stable is the Black Dog Quintessence which is a 21 year old blend. 



It is pure liquid gold as it is handcrafted to meticulous perfection by Black Dog’s master blenders. Only 25 of the finest single malts and grain whiskies have been drawn from the Highland region of Scotland, in particular from the beautiful Speyside Valley to provide that special key – “finesse”. Like a loving partnership each individual part has made its own inimitable contribution. Balance and harmony prevails throughout this noble elegant spirit. Thanks to a long marrying period in the finest Oloroso sherry butts this has been achieved. However it should be recognized these are not just any sherry butts, they are specially selected from Spain’s noblest Bodegas of Gonzalez Byass in Jerez de la Frontera. Aged in the finest Oloroso sherry for minimum of 30 years these Matusalem butts provide the perfect platform to marry and mould Black Dog 21 years old Blended Scotch Whisky.

The best way to enjoy the Black Dog Quintessence Scotch (Black Dog 21 Year Old) is to allow it to rest on your palate for 21 seconds. This will allow you to experience all its hidden nuances, say Scotch aficionados. Adding to the value of the Black Dog Quintessence Scotch is the fact that there are only 3,540 bottles in the world. Distributed in the Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Punjab, Chandigarh, Goa and Bangalore, Black Dog Quintessence Scotch costs between Rs 14,000 and Rs 17,000 a bottle. Said Ashok Capoor, President and Managing Director of United Spirits Limited (USL), “We are extremely proud to introduce one of our most awaited luxury labels – Black Dog 21 Year Old, a vintage and smooth luxury scotch by USL. Balance and harmony prevail throughout this noble and elegant spirit.” Black Dog Quintessence Scotch (Black Dog 21 years old Scotch) is truly a collector’s item and only a Scotch Whisky connoisseur can appreciate it’s value and enjoy the Scotch just the way it should be!

Tasting Notes

Color of Scotch – intense amber gold with shimmering highlights

Sensation to the nose – a harmony of delight orchestrated by a multitude of seductive aromas immediately arouses the senses. Soft peaches and ripe citrus fruits coupled with pear, marzipan and bergamot begins this flirtatious fanfare. The aged malt whiskies from the Speyside valley makes their own inimitable contribution by adding that distinctive charm and finesse. Velvet and smooth. The hand of time in the finest sherry wood has weaved its magic spell to perfection.

Sensation of Taste – Bold and magnificent. This outstanding blend must be given the reverence and respect it richly deserves. For twenty one year’s these aged single malts and grain whiskies have remained dormant in cold dark warehouses before they were finally blended together by master Blender. Therefore the spirit must be held long on the palate for at least twenty one seconds to awaken its many hidden attributes. Like a rare masterpiece it will reveal its inner beauty. It’s inner world. Intense flavors of Seville oranges, ripe sweet mangoes and ginger spice reward the palate, and then whispers of bitter chocolate, liquorices and crushed almonds drift lovingly on.

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