Black’s Brewery & Distillery have been satisfying thirsty drinkers for nearly a decade.
Their beers proved a hit on the growing craft beer scene with hop forward offerings – sadly not to my tastes – building a loyal following.
Moving into the distilling scene Black’s excited me more with an early BlackMoon XXX release which pleased my palate.
Several entertaining whiskeys of sourced distillate also went down well.
This latest premium 18 Year Old Single Malt has been finished in barrels used to mature that Irish Golden Rum – a world first!
Luckily a sample from Black’s of this limited edition release came my way.
A lovely golden hue.
Gorgeously rich aromas. Thinking rum & raisin, gentle woodiness – yet almost earthy.
Initially sweet & easy notes of soft caramel infused with stronger oakiness coat the palate before the 56% ABV kicks in with a joyful explosion of power.
A prickly tingling of gently drying spiciness faded slowly away.
A very attractive & alluring malt indeed.
Pity it’s a bit beyond my price range!
Black’s Brewery & Distillery kindly supplied the sample.
All views – as always – are my own.