Black Dog TGR Appreciation event 2
If you need to know more Black Dog and Scotch Whisky, Andrew Skene is the right person to get in touch with. When we were talking to Andrew, he gave us lots of insights into the Scotch making process.
He spoke about the history of Black Dog, Sir Walter Millard and how they got Black Dog to what it is now. There are different varieties of Whiskies. But, to be called as a Scotch Whisky, it has to be produced in Scotland and nowhere else. He also spoke about the different Scotch producing regions of Scotland.
History says that, Women used to have Sherry and Men used to have Brandy in 17th Century. An unknown bug wiped of all the grape crops and resulted in low production of Sherry and Brandy. This gave the opportunity to the already existent Whisky to be accepted by wider audience and took over the Sherry and Brandy consumers.
Whiskies are classified based on its ingredients on method – Malt or Grain or Blended or Conditions under which it is matured and its age. Scotch whiskies are classified based on the regions it comes from – Speyside, Highlands, Lowlands, Islay.
IMG: on the left is the Sherry Oak, Right is the Bourbon Cask
Most of the whiskies these days are matured in Bourbon Casks made from American Oak. Black Dog is matured in Red European Oak Casks which are difficult and expensive to procure.
The best thing about Black Dog is that the most refined and Authentic processes which were defined by Sir Walter Millard is still followed.
Black Dog has employed the age old methods to get the best out to the world, but also improved upon the process wherever required. Thus they do not compromise and give the world, the true Scotch which Sir Walter Millard once wanted and gave to India.
Few things do not require a change and Black Dog is in that list.
Disclaimer: The above content is for people aged 25 and above. Do not drink and drive. Drink Sensibly. Underage drinking is crime.