The best way to enjoy the 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. The recently launched limited edition Scotch whisky from the Black Dog luxury portfolio comes from United Breweries’ USL stable.
Continuing the legacy of its founder, Sir Walter Millard, Master Blender Richard Paterson created the exclusive Black Dog 21 YO by blending 25 of the finest single malts and grain whiskies from the Speyside Valley of Scotland. These were then matured and aged in Oloroso sherry butts from Spanish Bodegas for 21 years.
The result is an intense amber, gold coloured Scotch with shimmering highlights. The aromas are a bouquet of soft peaches, ripe citrus fruits, pear, marzipan and bergamot. On the palate, you get the taste of Seville oranges, ripe sweet mangoes and ginger spice with a lingering after taste of bitter chocolate, liquorice and crushed almonds.
Black Dog was first released more than 125 years ago when James McKinley from the second generation of the Leith Scotch whisky blending family launched the unique blend by the name of Sir Walter Millard’s favourite fishing fly, The Black Dog. After more than 125 years every time-honored process is still followed in the same way.
Available as 18 Year Old Reserve Scotch whisky, 12 Year Old Deluxe Scotch whisky and Centenary Scotch whisky. Black Dog Reserve 18 YO was the winner of the Best in Class Gold at the International Wine and Spirit Competition held in the UK recently.
Adding to the value of the Black Dog 21 YO is the fact that there are only 3,540 bottles in the world. Distributed in the National Capital Region, Mumbai, Pune, Punjab, Chandigarh, Goa and Bangalore, Black Dog 21 YO 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.”