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Black Bottle Original finally in U.S.

September 28th, 2007

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: cust@interbevusa.com.

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