Pronounced ‘Ben Doo’ And Meaning Black Mountain After The Success Of Cu Dhub, The Black Whisky Made At Speyside For Danish Bottler Mac Y, The Distillery Has Decided To Launch Its Own Version. Beinn Dubh Translates As ‘Black Mountain’.
Nose – Caramel, Toasty, Soy, Walnut And Burnt Raisins. Palate – Cold Coffee With Dark Brown Sugar, Vanilla And Dried Fruit. Finish – Toffee And Chocolate Malt.
Nose – Very sweet on the nose. Initially it is all creme caramel, caramelised fruit sugars, wood sugar, toffee and fudge before some apple and peach come through. In time a charred note of bourbon with a pleasing dusty dryness.
Palate – A sweet start on the palate. The alcohol gives a little tongue-tingling buzz the result is a good mid-palate weight. The dry distillery character is there still, but there is now depth to counter. Water slightly dismantles the different elements, but adds some dried mint.
A More Recent Release From The Auchentoshan Distillery, Replacing The Previous Staple 10 Year Old, This 12 Year Old Bottling Launched At The Same Time Auchentoshan Had A Dramatic Rebrand Back In 2011. Triple Distilled Then Matured For Over Twelve Years.
Nose – Cereals And Exotic Fruits. Palate – Vanilla And Sweet Barley Finish – Dry, Long And Sweet.