Black Bottle Original finally in U.S.
It took so many years just to get Black Bottle 10 year old to the U.S., which arrived a couple of years ago. Now, for the first time, Black Bottle Original is being imported.
For those of you who don’t know, Black Bottle is a blended whisky containing malt whiskies from Islay. It combines the classic Islay phenolic peat smoke intensity with the drinkability of a blended whisky. Black Bottle Original, while lacking an age statement, is younger than Black Bottle 10 year old and, at about $24, is also less expensive. While I still prefer Black Bottle 10 over the Original, the Original is a nice whisky and a really great value. I formally reviewed it in the upcoming issue of Malt Advocate, which just mailed.
If you’re trying to track down a bottle, contact the importer, InterbevUSA at: firstname.lastname@example.org.