Speyside Distillery Beinn Dubh The Black RubySpeyside Distillery
A unique ruby-black-colored whisky, Beinn Dubh translates as 'black mountain'. The whisky is matured in charred Ruby Port casks from the Douro Valley in Portugal to produce a unique “ruby black” toasted whisky with a dark rich ruby colour and a unique chocolatey flavour.
Speyside Beinn Dubh was named “to recreate the essence of the black mountain in a bottle.” The phrase was originally by one Professor Norman Collie after his solo climb to the Ben Macdui the highest peak in the Cairngorm mountain range in 1891, and its a reference to the mystical and spooky atmosphere he encountered on Ben Macdui.
It is very much the whisky of the Cairngorms – the water used in its production is from the Black Mountain itself, and the malted barley is sourced locally.
Aromas of fresh fruits mingle with sultanas and black raisins that open up in layers, eventually revealing a deeper darker side.
In the taste this darker side dominates at first, with currants and rich black chocolate being foremost. Then both bitterness and sweetness present themselves in equal proportions gradually fading into a long finish...”