The story of our whisky begins with the courage of warriors and the man who led them, Sir James Douglas.
The Black Douglas is a tribute to the legendary Sir James Douglas, Scotland's mightiest warrior and invincible scourge of Northern England. He died in a fierce battle against overwhelming Spanish forces swinging his claymore and clutching a silver casket containing the heart of Robert the Bruce, King of Scotland.
True to his word, he was courageous to the end. And now, some 700 years since his passing, we immortalise his spirit with our whisky that proudly bears his name.
Sir James Douglas and his bold, courageous men are celebrated to this day with every glass of The Black Douglas Scotch Whisky.
The Black Douglas Scotch Whisky.
AROMA: Light, faint smoky aroma with a touch of sweetness on the palate.
TASTE: Mellow and smooth with slight honey notes. Sweet, and slightly spicy with a long lasting finish complemented with hints of smokiness.
The Black Douglas Scotch Whisky & Cola
AROMA: Some slight smokiness and woodiness with citrus notes.
TASTE: Dark in colour with a strong whisky flavor combined with cola giving it strong citrus notes with some spiciness delivers a reasonably sweet finish.
The Black Douglas Scotch Whisky & Dry
AROMA: Sharp, dry ginger aroma balanced with smooth, slightly sweet finish.
TASTE: Robust whiskey flavour, combined with a hot ginger aftertaste, all smoothed out with a light sweetness to finish.
Whiskies from this region can range from light and grassy, all the way up to rich and sweet. They're easy to enjoy, yet also complex, making them perfect for both Whisky newcomers, as well as seasoned experts. It's that vital Whisky ingredient that we know as water from the River Spey.
The Highlands is Scotland's largest Whisky region. With this ample space, the distilleries have room to spread out, meaning that the Highland's Whiskies often have highly individual flavours and ingredients. In the North, many distilleries are situated by the seaside. This means big, peaty flavours, but still a nice twist of complexity. Down south and to the east, you're more likely to find medium to full-bodied Scotch that's smooth and sweet, while out west is home to light-bodied expressions, as well as peaty, powerful Single Malts.
The Lowlands offer a more gentle version of Scotch, ideal for Whisky newcomers. However, the biggest factor comes not from ingredients and location, but from method. Many Lowland Whiskies are triple distilled (most other Scotch is double distilled), the extra attention giving them a more inviting taste. While this practice is hardly unheard of in other regions, it's a trademark of the Lowlands.
Islay's (pronounced I-la) Whiskies are bold, brash and pack a punch you won't find anywhere else. Islay Whiskies owe their distinctive flavour to a combination of location, ingredients and local expertise. It all begins in Islay's swamps, bogs and wetlands. That's where you'll find peat, a type of partially decayed vegetation that helps give Islay Whiskies their distinct taste. The result is Whisky that's intensely smoky, powerful and not for the faint of heart.
Due to their location on the windswept, rugged and sometimes barren landscapes, these whiskies usually have a coastal feel, often salty, with seaweed characteristics and a soft, sweeter peat aroma. Whisky from the Islands has an unmistakably powerful flavour.
Campbeltown malts tend to be robust, complex whiskies that are full of flavour with hints of sea salt and mild peat. It is the proximity to the coast that gives the whisky its salty tang. Campbeltown single malts make excellent aperitifs.