BLACK BULL SPECIAL RESERVE 2 ~ SCOTLAND
81/100 The Whisky Base
Master of Malt "Another excellent Black Bull blend."
Rob Allanson "Lovely Stuff"
Best Shot Whisky Reviews "This is certainly one of the better affordable Blends that I've tasted so far. There's much more to discover than in your average Blend."
WhiskyNotes "Another great Black Bull, with plenty of elements that are more typical to (old) malts than to regular blends. Probably a “compact” blend of only a few casks, usually they are very good."
Flaviar "Love it! The citrus flavor suits summertime!"
Connosr "Wonderful stuff! I want more. Great blending by DC. A real stunner at the top of its class."
Duncan Taylor "The nose is rich and robust. Initially fruits - raisins, gooseberries, blood orange; and nuts – roasted hazelnuts and walnuts, that morphs into toffee fudge, fresh cream, toasted oak, dry spice and a touch of smoke. A creamy and complex palate of sultanas, orange zest, mango, chocolate orange and coffee awaits and finishes long, fruity and a bit dry. "
Nose - Rounded toffee, ginger, vanilla and toasted pine nuts.
Palate - Caramel with hints of dried apple and juicy apricot. Hazelnut spread. Pepper.
Finish - Full, with great depth, cocoa, orange oil.
Duncan Taylor is an independent bottler and blender of Scotch whisky, founded in Glasgow in 1938, and has ownership of one of the largest privately-held collections of rare scotch whisky casks. It initially operated as a whisky merchant and broker of Scotch sales between distilleries and independent bottlers and blenders. In 2001 Euan Shand, formerly of GlenDronach, acquired the firm, and in 2014 the company moved its headquarters to Huntly in Aberdeenshire, close to Speyside, to focus on the production and marketing of its own brands. Over time the company built strong ties with distillers and distilleries all over Scotland, with the company bringing their own casks to the distilleries to be filled with new make spirit. This resulted in a collection of cask whiskies from many distilleries which are now closed, which are still maturing in the Duncan Taylor warehouses today. As well as whisky, the company also produces gin and bottles single-cask rum.