The Special Reserve is a complete experiment. We selected cask samples from distilleries from all over Scotland aged from 10 to 46 years old and blended them together to create the Special Reserve No.2.
We’ve used malt whiskies from Aberlour, Auchroisk, Bladnoch, Benrinnes, Bowmore, Bunnahabhain, Caol Ila, Cragganmore, Glen Grant, Glen Moray, Glentauchers, Imperial (since demolished), Linkwood to name but a few, and grain whiskies from Cameronbridge and Invergordon, blended to a ratio of 75% malt to 25% grain – larger than industry standard.
We get asked what the reasoning behind this is and we say “well nobody has done it before so why not?”.
There was only 871 bottles of this release produced so it is another release which you should get your hands on quickly.
Colour : Golden amber.
Nose : Thick bouquet of toffee and sherry, extremely deep with a warm honey aroma.
Palate : Sweet and fruity, nutty, profound and confident with a buttery honeycomb base.
Finish : Exceedingly long and adventurous.
Comment : Complex and imaginative, Black Bull Special Reserve No.2 takes you on a journey that is both captivating and luxurious.