Relaunched in 2013, Black Bottle Blended Scotch whisky
now features a balanced mix of fruitiness and spice alongside the peaty Islay
notes that the brand has been known for. This change in direction is a return
to Black Bottle's past, as it is said to have been inspired by what the whisky
was like when it was made all the way back in 1879. This has also inspired the
new old-style black glass bottle, which gave the whisky its name.
Black Bottle has had an unusual journey to reach the back
bars of the world’s finest cocktail establishments, but it’s a journey that has
been defined by character, determination and a sizeable measure of
unconventionality. It began in 1879. Three Graham brothers – Charles, David and
Gordon – left the rural village of Torphins, for the booming port of
Aberdeenshire in the north east of Scotland, with a plan to make their fortune.
They quickly made a name for themselves as tea blenders, but soon turned their
attention to a very different drink – whisky.