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The story of Black Dog

May 19, 2014

It all started with the gift of a bottle of Black Dog Triple Gold Reserve we had received from a friend of ours. Why a Scotch has been named Black Dog? I was curious to know. Thanks to the technology, information was readily available on the internet. Google search gave me loads of options to choose from. Going through the information available on the facebook page of Black Dog, Wikipedia, and United Spirits Ltd., an interesting story emerged.

It was learnt that Sir Walter Millard was a Scot in British India. He travelled to Scotland in search of an impeccable whisky. In 1883 he discovered the blend he was looking for created by James Mackinlay of the second generation of the Leith Scotch Whisky blending family.

Black Dog Logo

Sir Walter Millard had two passions — to search for a perfect blend of Scotch, and angling in the Spey and Tay rivers of Scotland. These passions had him made returned to Scotland. Angling is fishing with a rod and a line. It is a fishing method usually used as a sport.

Angling & Scotch

Once the desired blend of Scotch whisky was discovered, Sir Walter Millard named it Black Dog. This was done to honour his favourite salmon fishing fly known as Black Dog which he used for fishing in the Spey and Tay rivers, Thus a legend Black Dog Whisky was born!

Black Dog celebrated its legacy of 130 years in 2013 and claims to be faithful to its original blend. Master blender Mr Richard Paterson has painstakingly crafted the well-known blends Black Dog 18 Year Old Scotch Whisky, Black Dog 12 Year Old Scotch Whisky, Black Dog Black Reserve Scotch Whisky, Black Dog Quintessence 21 Years old Scotch Whisky.

The gift Black Dog Triple Gold Reserve that we had received is the latest and the only blend created by Mr Richard Paterson involving a triple maturation process giving it a distinctive flavour and a delicate finish.



Sangita Passey
19 May 2014



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One Comment
  1. Noel permalink

    Nonsense. See the photos and read the facts at

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