The Key to 21 – The Black Dog Chronicles
Turning 21 is a milestone across the world. You are now an adult in the true sense of the word. How much that statement holds worth, only time will tell. However, why put the celebrations on hold? 21 is an age that is the culmination of your childhood, adolescence and the better part of your youth, all rolled into one. You are now what we call at a legal age to do much. Congratulations. Make it count.
The Black Dog 21 years old is also one such gem that has come of age. Hand crafted to meticulous perfection by the Master Blender, it is golden sunshine personified. And why shouldn’t it be? After all, only 25 of the finest single malts and grain whiskies have been drawn from the Highland region of Scotland to make this superlative blend. To be precise, the produce from the beautiful Speyside Valley provides the ‘finesse’ to this fine Scotch.
The malts and the grain whiskies bring to the table their own inimitable contribution. The spirit takes a life of its own, post the long marrying period in the finest Oloroso sherry butts. Sherry butts specially selected from Spain’s noblest Bodegas of Gonzalez Byass in Jerez de la Frontera. Aged in the finest Oloroso sherry for minimum of 30 years these Matusalem butts provide the perfect platform to marry and mould the Black Dog 21 years old Blended Scotch Whisky. And that is when you get the colour, aroma and taste in perfect harmony.
The Black Dog 21 years has a colour like no other, intense amber gold with shimmering highlights. Liquid gold would not shine brighter.
You drink first with the senses, they say. You take in the aroma of soft peaches and ripe citrus fruits coupled with pear, marzipan and bergamot, as the romance begins. You can sense the well matured malt whiskies who have had their share of time in the sherry wood butts. Perfection has a flirtatious side, velvet and smooth.
The first sip is bold and tantalizing. And there is ritual that you need to follow for the 21 years deserve a proper gum salute. So, hold the spirit on the palate for at least twenty-one seconds to awaken its many hidden attributes. And slowly, but surely, the secret will be revealed to you. Intense flavours of Seville oranges, ripe sweet mangoes and ginger spice reward the palate, followed by sprinklings of bitter chocolate, liquorice and crushed almonds that complete the circle. And with that, you’ve owned a slice of heaven. Let the world wait.
Disclaimer: This blog post content is meant only for adults above the age of 25.