Wednesday, October 04, 2023


Black Bottle has announced the launch of its latest limited-edition expression, from its award-winning Alchemy Series.

Black Bottle Captain’s Cask (46.3% ABV) is a non-age-stated blended Scotch whisky, which was finished in Caribbean rum casks.

Black Bottle Captain's Cask

Drawing inspiration from the story of the brand's founders over 140 years ago, the Alchemy Series pays tribute to the relentless experimentation of Gordon Graham and his brothers, who created the original Black Bottle blend.

This latest release is said to deliver notes of fresh pineapple, demerara sugar, coconut, vanilla, toasted malt and a gentle wave of smoke on the nose. Followed by notes of passionfruit, papaya, charred oak, salted caramel, chocolate covered hazelnuts, hints of coffee and a layer of ripe pineapple on the palate.

Commenting on the launch, Julieann Fernandez, Black Bottle Master Blender, said: “Captain’s Cask combines smooth, older grain with intense, explosive malts for a powerful yet balanced taste alongside our signature Black Bottle smoky tail. The Alchemy Series is all about experimentation and finding flavour combinations in unlikely places. That's why Captain’s Cask combination of rum finished malt and bourbon matured grain is the perfect new addition to the range, offering customers a new whisky experience to enjoy. I’m excited for whisky drinkers to try it for themselves and tell us what they think!”

Black Bottle Captain’s Cask, is now available from specialist retailers, for a RRP of £29.00.

Posted by Steve Rush