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The Alchemy Series

Bold and fearless flavour from the original whisky alchemists

Alchemy Bottle
Gordon, David and Charles Graham, all young men but they possessed a vision, a desire & thirst for the creation of something truly bold and unconventional. And so they became the originators of Gordon Graham’s Black Bottle.

It was not tho’, as many may suspect, created overnight. Instead, it was created in consequence of toil, of knowledge, of trials and annoyances and dare we say it, alchemy.

Now, over 140 years later, the spirit  of alchemy burns bright once more as we pay homage to the three brothers’ relentless pursuit of the bold, of the experimental and the exceptional with the release of our limited edition Alchemy Series.

Experiment #1

Double Cask

A sherry & berry burst

Experiment #2

Island Smoke

An intense seaside storm

Black bottle double cask

Two exquisite liquids become one, as malts finished in Spanish sherry barrels meet 12 year old grain matured in red wine casks.
Non-chill filtered and bottled at 46.3% ABV

Black bottle island smoke

Embark on a voyage of coastal saltiness and stormy smoke to discover a perfect balance of peated island malts and unpeated grains.
Non-chill filtered and bottled at 46.3% ABV

Black Heart recipe

Ingredients

• 50ml Black Bottle • 10ml Dry Vermouth • Fresh Strawberries • Soda • Ice

Method

1. Muddle a handful of fresh strawberries in a highball glass.
2. Add Black Bottle dry vermouth and ice and stir.
3. Top up with soda and garnish.

Black Bottle Rosemary Smoke recipe

Ingredients

• 50ml Black Bottle • Rosemary syrup • Fresh sprig of Rosemary • Cinnamon stick • Matches • Ice

Method

1. Ignite the rosemary sprig, immediatly place the chilled glass (smoke sticks to cold surfaces) upside down ontop of the rosemary. 
2. When the smoke disappears, turn the glass upright and pour in your whisky and rosemary syrup. 
3. Garnish with smoking rosemary

Join the

Taste Experiment

1

Seek out a bottle of Black Bottle Double Cask, Black Bottle Island Smoke, or both!

2

Pour yourself a glass (preferably on its own), put on headphones, turn down the lights

3

Click here to taste along with visuals, or here to access the tracks on Spotify.

4

Experiment #1: Listen to track 1 and try Double Cask. Write down what you can smell and taste and what stays lingering after. Is it smoky or smooth, rich or light, sugar sweet or berry tart?

Now listen to track 2, do the same exercise and compare your notes. Did you taste a difference?

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Experiment #2: Listen to track 3 and try Island Smoke. Write down what you can smell and taste and what stays lingering after. Is it smoky or smooth, sweet or salty, thirst-quenching or dry?

Now try in complete silence, do the same exercise and compare your notes. Did you taste a difference? Let us know the results of your Taste Experiment on Instagram by using #TasteExperiment or tagging @blackbottlewhisky

The Alchemy series

Is now available

Gordon Graham and Co Ltd Scotland

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