The makers of scotch whisky Black Bottle have launched a 10-year-old variant, marking the first release from the brand in over 20 years.
Matured in American Oak casks, the “rich blend with a slightly smoky heart” pays homage to its 1998 predecessor and namesake, with Black Bottle’s blenders carefully choosing elements old and new to “evolve” the popular variant.
The new age statement has a strong Islay influence, with “bursts of honey, fruit and vanilla aromas leading to tastes of sweet rich oak, soft fruits and smoky spiciness”.
It is said to retain the delicate fruity notes of the 1998 release, while being a malty, woodier, tasting whisky.
Laura Thomson, global brand manager, Black Bottle, Malts & Gin’s, said: “Fans of Black Bottle have had to wait a long time for a new release, so we wanted to make sure that this one was pretty special.
“We are passionate about our whiskies and take our time making sure that what we produce will be loved by new and loyal audiences alike. The last Black Bottle 10 was a big hit and we think this is even better, so make sure you get it while stocks last.”
Black Bottle 10-Year-Old will be available in selected bars and retailers in the UK, France, Germany, Netherlands and South Korea.