Black Bottle is a blended Scotch Whiskey and until 1914 was actually sold in a black bottle. Since these were from Germany, here after the beginning of World War I refrained. The Black Bottle taste is smoky, but balanced. Aromas of seacoast, fish oil and ginger. The finish is smoky, again with tones of ginger. NOTE: PICTURE MAY DIFFER BECAUSE WE NOW HAVE THE NEW BOTTLE IN STOCK.