ABV: 40 %
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Emptied bottles: 0
Nose: This is sweet and unpleasant. There’s a big bucket of harsh young spirit together with artificial bittersweet notes of vanillin and aspartam all sitting in the middle. The butterscotch notes are pungeant and the whole thing is very unpleasant on the nose.
Mouth: It starts out with a dense unpleasant vanillin and artificial sweetness. The whole thing feels like it’s clinging to every surface of the mouth. In the background there’s a bitterness coming from a not so interesting oakiness. The harsh grain spirit is still very much present at this point.
Finish: There’s an immidiate surge of the clingy sweet butterscothy flavours and the bitter oakiness. It stays in the mouth for a long finish, which in this case isn’t a good thing. This is a very bad whisky which should not be consumed neat.
This canadian blend was first released with the name ”Black Label” but that was changed to Black Velvet in the late 40’s. It’s a blend of corn, rye and barley, mixed before going into small toasted casks.