"Black Dog is a highly acclaimed and awarded brand of Scotch Whisky that is distilled, aged and blended in Scotland. With a 130 year old legacy the brand comes is 2 variants, Black Dog Black Reserve and Black Dog Triple Gold Reserve.
Black Dog Black Reserve is an aged and rare liquid with a unique blend of malt and grain scotch whiskies from various regions of Scotland, for a warm and luxurious flavor. Black Dog Triple Gold Reserve is the first and only Triple Matured Scotch in its class, as all other scotch whiskies are matured only twice. It is expertly crafted and matured and married for the third time in Oloroso Sherry Butts. This triple maturation is what lends this exquisite blend complexity and depth of character."
Black Dog has four variations: Black Dog Black Reserve, earlier called Black Dog Centenary launched in 2006 (8 years old); Black Dog Gold Reserve, earlier called Black Dog Deluxe (12 years old); Black Dog Reserve launched April 2011 (18 years old); and Black Dog Quintessence, limited edition from the Speyside Valley in Scotland (21 years old).
Black Dog Scotch Whisky was founded in 1883 in Scotland, where it was first blended by James MacKinlay, who was a second generation blender from the Leith-based family. He crafted this whisky on order for Herbert Musgave Phipson, owner of Phipson and Co. Wine Merchants from Bombay (Mumbai). The brand was called Millard Black Dog, named after Walter Samuel Millard, a 19-year-old British employee of Phipson – who called it ‘Black Dog’ after his favorite salmon fishing fly with the same name.
McDowell & Co (now called as USL) and United Distillers created India's first joint venture in the alcoholic beverages industry, forming United Distillers India Limited in 1992, It began bottling operations in Nashik to produce Black Dog for the Indian market.
USL has used jazz music events as a platform to promote Black Dog in India. A Black Dog "Jazz Incident" was held in Mumbai on 22 February 2008. They also held a series of jazz concerts "The Black Dog Jazz Series" in which there was one concert featuring The Curtis King Band. The band also performed at Black Dog "Jazz Incident" held in Gurgaon, Haryana on 28 February 2008.
In 2008, the company held a 10-city concert tour by Stephen Kabakos, beginning in Delhi on 8 May as part of the 125th anniversary celebrations of Black Dog. It included shows in Kolkata, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Mysore, Bangalore, Goa and Pune. In 2013,
The Westin Gurgaon, New Delhi threw a celebration dinner to celebrate Black Dog's 130th anniversary.
Black Dog Centenary, later called Black Dog Reserve was launched in April 2006.
Amber with golden highlights.
Matured wood, toasted malt, mild honey sweetness, delicate butterscotch bordering on cream, with floral nuances that emerges at the end
Robust body, pronounced rich malt and oak and sherry sweetness, spreads warmly in the mouth like silent sea waves.
Balanced, long, intense and bright.
15th December 2016http://www.unitedspirits.in/black-dog-scotch.aspx