Loch dhu black whisky is truly unique. Not only will its pitch black color entice you its velvety taste and its smoky aroma will pleasantly surprise you. the bottle too looks unique and many are tempted to keep it as a collectors item. The black color comes from the sweet oak casks it is stored in.
The word Loch Dhu means black lake in Gaelic and this single malt whisky was in production only for a short time in the 1990’s. due to its rarity it soon had a fan following of its own and acquired cult status amongst its fans. Today unopened bottles of this black whisky fetch good prices and it is increasingly becoming difficult to lay your hands on an unopened bottle.
Black whisky was distilled in the Mannochmore distillery. The distillery is in Speyside region of interior Scotland. As far as its lineage is considered it can be said that there was a distillery there way back in 1876. the water used in its preparation is from Bardon Bum that lies in the hills of Mannochmore hills.
The color comes from storing it in double charred sweet oak casks. The sweet and smoky flavor is the direct result of charring the oaks twice. This velvety drink that has shades of honey and fruit is complex, dry and balanced. However, not everyone that tastes it likes it the first time around. You need to drink it a few times to really appreciate its taste.
This unique black whisky is available for connoisseurs throughout UK, USA and Europe. It retails for about £190 – 200 in the UK. For those outside the above mentioned countries there is always the option of buying it online and the company ships it in a professionally packaged form. Payment can be made via PayPal.
As mentioned earlier this whisky does not really endear one and all in the first session. There are some who find it utterly horrible and others that love it. if you happen to read some of the reviews on the internet you will find mixed responses to this black whisky. Some have even suggested that you use it on your furniture for getting that mahogany look. However, it is advisable that you don’t rely on such reviews but taste it at least once before you make your mind. It surely is not as bad as it is made out to be by some people.
The reason for its unique taste is perhaps because the distillery does not use a purifier between the lyne arm and the condenser. Don’t let the color and the taste distract you. It is definitely worth owning a bottle as it will get you a good return on investment.
For the real whisky enthusiast that really drinks for the pleasure and fun of drinking the black whisky is rare and enjoyable. After all it is only a beverage and a good one at that.