Cu Dhub Whisky
Cu Dhub Whisky
Cu Dhub / Black Whisky
70cl / 40%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Cú Dhub Black single malt whisky
Verdens eneste sorte whisky. Er produceret af MAC Y, baseret på en single malt fra Badenoch området (Speyside Distillery). Navnet er gælisk og betyder „Sort Hund“ - opkaldt efter et folke eventyr om „Heksen fra Laggan“. Den historie og mere information kan læses på www.cudhub.com. Denne whisky er skabt til at tiltrække nye whisky drikkere, og især det feminine publikum. Smagen er af karamel (deraf farven), nødder, rosiner og er sød. En whisky med et sort hjerte og med masse af bid i. Mange smagsnoter på hjemmesiden.
Primo 2006 eksporteres CÚ Dhub black single malt til: Italien, England, Skotland, Portugal, Spanien, Tyskland og Holland. Men især i "whiskyens hjemland" - Skotland er Cú Dhub populær. Her er det gamle, solide whiskyfirma Gordon & MacPhail der står for at sælge "den sorte whisky" til sine landsmænd.
Fåes også i 5cl og 100cl.
nspired by the impressive Scottish Highlands, an old legend; 'The witch of Laggan' taking place ind 'The Forest of Gaick' and by customer inquiries, the Cú Dhub Black Whisky was born.
Respecting the morale of the legend: that all your actions have consequences, we made a whisky - black and innovative - that would live up to our belief of only dealing with the finest quality of spirits. We also wanted to make a whisky that intrigues both newcomers as well as experienced whisky drinkers for its colour, spices and balanced sweetness. The result of this became the Cú Dhub - "a whisky with a bite".
COLOR: Solid Black
NOSE: Sweetness, tobacco, burnt wood, root of liquorice. A cool impression tones forward.
TASTE: Hot, notes of liquorice and vanilla tone forward. Sweet, smooth and well-balanced.
FINISH: Good balance between sweet and a hint of hot strong coffee. A whisky with a bite. The malt comes through.
- with crushed ice as long drink
- in cocktails
Is the Cú Dhub a genuine Scotch Whisky?
Yes, according to ‘The Scotch Whisky Order of 2009 – on Definition of Scotch Whisky, Paragraph 3.h, '...to which no substance other than water and spirit-caramel has been added.’
Thus only water and black caramel is added to this Black Whisky. Nothing else.
Jim Murray's review of Cú Dhub
Whisky Guru and connoisseur, Jim Murray, recently reviewed the Cú Dhub Back Single Malt Scotch Whisky in the 2013 edition of his whisky Bible. Here it gained praise and approval from Jim Murray's experienced pallet unlike it has done before. Appointing the Cú Dhub a score of 88, Murray writes:
Nose, 22: Leopards may not change their sport...but Black Dogs evidently do. Some serious toffee apple at play here helped along by a few zingy spices.
Taste, 22.5: have to say, I like the delivery. As silky textured as you'll ever find, there is a malt surge doused in burnt fudge. The sugars are delicate and a little bit of a treat.
Finish, 21.5: Wins few prizes for its subtlety with its big, oily finish. But, again, there is enough in the complexity, and late spice especially, to make for an entertaining dram.
Balance 22: not exactly a thoroughbred and you won't find it winning any prizes at Cruft's. But a malt which has improved beyond recognition in recent years and now even boasts a degree of enjoyable complexity. And you know what...not a single sulphur note in sight... (Jim Murray, Whisky Bible 2013)
The company behind the Cú Dhub whisky is the Danish company
Mac Y A/S. Established in 1996 by a group of Danish whisky connaisseurs. Importer and distributor of high quality spirits from all over the world – and independent private bottler.