Whisky Review: Black Gate Single Malt Cask Strength Cask 11


Style: Musky and Spicy


A mash of sweetness and spices with an herbal overtone. Beneath the cover reveals a lower acidic branch, a mix of super lemon candies and cola gummies. Chilli spice puffs out together with vinegar.


Crystallized red fruits shattered as toffee core slowly dripping out. Unique, lip-smacking sweetness comes together with some punchy spice. Musky toffee marches on while ethereal herbs lace around it. Cola fizzing and chilli flakes flaring out till the end.


Almost elusive Aussie sherry finish in an alto note. Cola gummies again and slowly the spirit mask has been lifted off overtime and we have some sherry flowing for a while.


It has been quite a while since I revisit whiskies from Black Gate. A pretty nice special strength sipper. Musky, solid sweetness with a hint of herbal touch. I will look forward to the years to come from the nice people in Black Gate, Mendooran for the coming years when the malt matures further!

[65.8 • 2016 • Original Bottling • Cask Strength • Single Cask • No Age Statement • Non Coloured • Non Chill Filtered • Limited Edition • Aged 3 Years • 116 of 169 Bottles]


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