You know your blog is doing well when even the marketers at United Breweries Group take a liking to your work and decide to send you a free bottle of one their finest Scotch whiskys. That too, a mighty fine bottle in their vast collection of famous spirits — a 12-year-old Black Dog Scotch.
Despite not being much of a whisky drinker, I still couldn’t say “no” to a free bottle of one of the world’s finest Scotch Whisky. I knew I was still going to taste it, but instead of an amateur giving his thoughts on how well it fared, I decided it was best I called my whisky-drinking friends over.
Which is never difficult because the conversation usually goes like this:
(Calls up friend) Me: “Hey dude, so… I got a bottle of Black Dog Scotch whisky, aged 12 years….
Friend(s): “Done!” (*Hangs up*)
Door bell rings and we begin. Simple as that.
Upon first taste, the words ‘smooth,’ ‘fruity’ and ‘malty’ came to mind. Smelling it, there was a delicate aroma of sherry and vanillic sweetness about it. So surely a good Scotch to add when baking a cake (if that’s your thing).
We enjoyed the drink. A bit too much I guess, because even for a guy who doesn’t drink whisky that much, I still ended up have three glasses of it. It tasted great when mixed right with soda and cola. So I’m curious to see how well the 12-year Black Dog will taste in other cocktail concoctions.
We didn’t finish the bottle as we wanted to enjoy this classy drink, not out-class it by getting wasted. It was a drink worthy of taking out the fine glassware, and we decided to leave enough in the bottle for our next few sessions.