VAT 69 BLACK SCOTCH
The Vat 69 Black is light, young and crisp. It does hold onto the characteristic sweet genes of the Vat 69 but has more depth with different attributes rendering its sweet profile. It’s definitely a step above its sibling and for the price can give stiff competition to the likes of other entry level scotches. However having said that, it seems to do a lot more justice as a ‘desert whisky‘ or a digestif similar to the Pedro Ximenes (PX) Sherries and/or desert wines. The Black can be consumed neat, with a couple of rocks or as a cocktail when paired well. But I wouldn’t mix it with water as the flavors would just get mushed and muddled.
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Nose: Burnt sugar, caramel, honey and raisins trailed by earthy wood with hints of smoke and peat. Grain and malt tones are evident with grapes, red apples and a bit of citrus zest being more prominent.
Taste: A lot of that sweetness from the nosing comes through to the palate. Honey, grapes, Christmas fruit cakes, and a wee bit of smoke. Light aromatics from spices like cinnamon and nutmeg with a touch of brine in the background.
Finish: Short and honey-sweet.