Every great story must find its beginning. A spark that shines from the darkness and someone willing to reach beyond the ordinary to clutch it.
For those inquisitive souls, the reward is Black Bottle; a dram so curiously rich and delicately smoky, that its family recipe has been shrouded in secrecy for over 130 years.
Master Blender, Gordon Graham, toiled night and day on his new creation. And as he poured a glass for his brothers, they were overwhelmed by what they found.
The air filled with a heady blend of aromas - from fresh floral scents to the very deepest, oaky notes. All carried on spice-flecked wisps of delicate, peaty smoke.
Slowly, they raised their glasses to indulge in their first sips and instantly the silky, mellow notes of fruit struck them. Perfectly balanced with the smoke-fringed flavours of sweet oak and honey; it was a sensation like no other.
Sinking into the elegantly spiced finish of nutmeg, pepper and lingering smokiness, it was then the brothers knew: they had tasted their future.
And so it would remain for over 130 years as Black Bottle affirmed its place in the hearts of drinkers around the world.
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Born of the determination of three brothers, Black Bottle epitomised an age of industrious entrepreneurship.
The Grahams had already made a good name for themselves in tea blending. But for these three men, good would never be good enough. And so they turned their talents to a drink entwined in the very fibres of Scotland itself - whisky.
The blend they crafted was uniquely delicious and, with just one sip, the Grahams knew their dram was destined for a far greater place in history. As a symbol of the uniquely bold character of their whisky, it was shrouded in the finest German-made black glass. It was an inspired choice created an iconic symbol that shaped a legend.
And so it came to be, that for over 130 years, the Black Bottle name would stand as a symbol of the Grahams' uncompromising excellence. It was only as the Great War tore through Europe that the indomitable brothers were forced to substitute green glass for their revered black glass bottles.
But this new era marks a return to the Grahams’ original vision, with a bottle of pure blackness, a distinctive golden label, and a blend as delicious as ever. Indeed, in honour of our roots and Gordon Graham’s impeccable standards as the original Master Blender, the bottle still bears his name today.
Enjoyed around the world by those with the confidence to look beyond the everyday, Black Bottle is blended for people just like the Grahams themselves.
For those willing to seek out and find beauty beyond the obvious.
So step inside the Black Door and be amongst the first to uncover its mysteries.
In years gone by, the Grahams would hand-wrap each and every bottle of their precious blend in tissue paper bearing this timeless little ditty: