The history of Black Bottle whisky begins in 1879 when three brothers Charles, David and Gordon Graham moved to the port city of Aberdeen, leaving their home town of Torphins. They became acquainted as tea-blenders, later they turned to whisky. The distinctive and strikingly opaque black bottle made this whisky stand out from the usual whisky bottles. These were and are still today rather green, brown or clear. Not only the black bottle, but also the diversity of the contents is a unique selling point that the Black Bottle Whisky has to offer. 95% of the content is dominated by Islay malts, with Bunnahabhain malts playing a major role. How big the role of Bunnahabhain is will of course not be revealed. A secret of the distillery. But it was revealed that the classic Black Bottle contains 65-70% Grain Whisky and about 30-35% Malt Whisky. The whisky blended from these whiskies matures for 2-4 months in Virgin Oak Casks, after which it is bottled. This whisky finally matures for 10 years in American oak casks.Tasting notes:Colour: gold. Nose: smoke, fruit, honey, vanilla. Flavour: sweetish notes, oak wood, fruit, smoke, spices. Finish: Long lasting, smoky, peppery.