The Man,
The Shield,
The Legend

The story of our whisky begins with the courage of warriors and the man who led them, Sir James Douglas.

The Black Douglas is a tribute to the legendary Sir James Douglas, Scotland’s mightiest warrior and invincible scourge of Northern England. He died in a fierce battle against overwhelming Spanish forces swinging his claymore and clutching a silver casket containing the heart of Robert the Bruce, King of Scotland.

True to his word, he was courageous to the end. And now, some 700 years since his passing, we immortalise his spirit with our whisky that proudly bears his name.

Sir James Douglas and his bold, courageous men are celebrated to this day with every glass of The Black Douglas Scotch Whisky.

 

  • Scotch Whisky Regions

    Speyside

    Whiskies from this region can range from light and grassy, all the way up to rich and sweet. They're easy to enjoy, yet also complex, making them perfect for both Whisky newcomers, as well as seasoned experts. It's that vital Whisky ingredient that we know as water from the River Spey.
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    The Highlands

    The Highlands is Scotland's largest Whisky region. With this ample space, the distilleries have room to spread out, meaning that the Highland's Whiskies often have highly individual flavours and ingredients. In the North, many distilleries are situated by the seaside. This means big, peaty flavours, but still a nice twist of complexity. Down south and to the east, you're more likely to find medium to full-bodied Scotch that's smooth and sweet, while out west is home to light-bodied expressions, as well as peaty, powerful Single Malts.
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  • Scotch Whisky Regions

    The Lowlands

    The Lowlands offer a more gentle version of Scotch, ideal for Whisky newcomers. However, the biggest factor comes not from ingredients and location, but from method. Many Lowland Whiskies are triple distilled (most other Scotch is double distilled), the extra attention giving them a more inviting taste. While this practice is hardly unheard of in other regions, it's a trademark of the Lowlands.
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    Islay

    Islay's (pronounced I-la) Whiskies are bold, brash and pack a punch you won't find anywhere else. Islay Whiskies owe their distinctive flavour to a combination of location, ingredients and local expertise. It all begins in Islay's swamps, bogs and wetlands. That's where you'll find peat, a type of partially decayed vegetation that helps give Islay Whiskies their distinct taste. The result is Whisky that's intensely smoky, powerful and not for the faint of heart.
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    The Islands

    Due to their location on the windswept, rugged and sometimes barren landscapes, these whiskies usually have a coastal feel, often salty, with seaweed characteristics and a soft, sweeter peat aroma. Whisky from the Islands has an unmistakably powerful flavour.
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  • Scotch Whisky Regions

    Campbeltown

    Campbeltown malts tend to be robust, complex whiskies that are full of flavour with hints of sea salt and mild peat. It is the proximity to the coast that gives the whisky its salty tang. Campbeltown single malts make excellent aperitifs.  
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The Black Reserve – 12 Year Old Scotch Whisky
A blended Scotch whisky matured in American oak barrels.
Rich golden honey appearance, delicate smokiness and full bodied flavour.
A new extension to The Black Douglas brand - available now.

Available in
  • 700ml Bottle

The Black Douglas Scotch Whisky.
AROMA: Light, faint smoky aroma with a touch of sweetness on the palate.
TASTE: Mellow and smooth with slight honey notes. Sweet, and slightly spicy with a long lasting finish complemented with hints of smokiness.

Available in
  • 700ml
  • 1125ml

The Black Douglas Premium Strength 6.0% Scotch Whisky & Cola

AROMA: Features a more prominent whisky aroma 

TASTE: The higher malt content delivers a smoother finish on the palette with a more noticeable whisky flavour.

Available in
  • 4 Pack
  • 10 Pack
  • 24 Pack

The Black Douglas Scotch Whisky & Cola
AROMA: Some slight smokiness and woodiness with citrus notes.
TASTE: Dark in colour with a strong whisky flavor combined with cola giving it strong citrus notes with some spiciness delivers a reasonably sweet finish.

Available in
  • 6 Pack
  • 10 Pack
  • 24 Pack

The Black Douglas Scotch Whisky & Dry
AROMA: Sharp, dry ginger aroma balanced with smooth, slightly sweet finish.
TASTE: Robust whiskey flavour, combined with a hot ginger aftertaste, all smoothed out with a light sweetness to finish.

Available in
  • 6 Pack
  • 24 Pack

The Black Douglas Scotch Whisky & Zero – No Sugar Cola
AROMA: Exuding a strong whisky aroma shadowed by notes of vanilla.
TASTE: Combining an authentic cola flavour with strong citrus notes and some spiciness to leave a somewhat lingering sweetness.

Available in
  • 6 Pack
  • 24 Pack

The Black Douglas Midstrength 3.5% Scotch Whisky & Cola

AROMA: The well-known and unmistakable whisky aroma is not lost, maintaining the marks and attributes of the traditional blend

TASTE: Stays true to the original and recognisable flavour and genuine scotch whisky smooth taste.

Available in
  • 6 Pack
  • 24 Pack

The range

The Black Reserve

The Black Reserve – 12 Year Old Scotch Whisky
A blended Scotch whisky matured in American oak barrels.
Rich golden honey appearance, delicate smokiness and full bodied flavour.
A new extension to The Black Douglas brand - available now.

Available in
  • 700ml Bottle
Black douglas bottle

The Black Douglas Scotch Whisky.
AROMA: Light, faint smoky aroma with a touch of sweetness on the palate.
TASTE: Mellow and smooth with slight honey notes. Sweet, and slightly spicy with a long lasting finish complemented with hints of smokiness.

Available in
  • 700ml
  • 1125ml
Black Douglas Premium

The Black Douglas Premium Strength 6.0% Scotch Whisky & Cola

AROMA: Features a more prominent whisky aroma 

TASTE: The higher malt content delivers a smoother finish on the palette with a more noticeable whisky flavour.

Available in
  • 4 Pack
  • 10 Pack
  • 24 Pack
Black douglas & Cola

The Black Douglas Scotch Whisky & Cola
AROMA: Some slight smokiness and woodiness with citrus notes.
TASTE: Dark in colour with a strong whisky flavor combined with cola giving it strong citrus notes with some spiciness delivers a reasonably sweet finish.

Available in
  • 6 Pack
  • 10 Pack
  • 24 Pack
Black douglas & Dry

The Black Douglas Scotch Whisky & Dry
AROMA: Sharp, dry ginger aroma balanced with smooth, slightly sweet finish.
TASTE: Robust whiskey flavour, combined with a hot ginger aftertaste, all smoothed out with a light sweetness to finish.

Available in
  • 6 Pack
  • 24 Pack
Black douglas & Zero Cola

The Black Douglas Scotch Whisky & Zero – No Sugar Cola
AROMA: Exuding a strong whisky aroma shadowed by notes of vanilla.
TASTE: Combining an authentic cola flavour with strong citrus notes and some spiciness to leave a somewhat lingering sweetness.

Available in
  • 6 Pack
  • 24 Pack
Black Douglas Midstrength

The Black Douglas Midstrength 3.5% Scotch Whisky & Cola

AROMA: The well-known and unmistakable whisky aroma is not lost, maintaining the marks and attributes of the traditional blend

TASTE: Stays true to the original and recognisable flavour and genuine scotch whisky smooth taste.

Available in
  • 6 Pack
  • 24 Pack

SAVOUR THE MOMENT

Description

The modern whisky sour is simply whisky, lemon juice and sugar. The addition of egg white brings perfect balance adding texture to the drink.

Equipment

Shaker
Cocktail strainer

Ingredients

2 parts The Black Douglas Scotch Whisky
1 part lemon juice
1 teaspoon superfine sugar
Optional egg white
Ice (crushed)

How to mix

Shake the whisky, lemon juice and sugar well with crushed ice (if using egg white, add this too), then strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Simple and delicious.

Description

This cocktail is anything but old fashioned - it has been championed by Don Draper and recently brought back into popularity.

Equipment

Saucepan
Wooden spoon
Heatproof jar or bottle
Small rocks glass
Cocktail muddler / stirrer

For the sugar syrup:
50g brown sugar 

50ml water

Ingredients

Bitters of your choice

2 slices of orange

2 Maraschino cherries

60ml The Black Douglas Scotch Whisky

Ice

How to mix

Put the sugar and water in a small pan and bring to the boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Decant into a jar or bottle and allow to cool.
Put a splash of syrup in a small rocks glass and add a couple of dashes of bitters. Put in a slice of orange and a cherry, then muddle against the bottom of the glass until the fruit is thoroughly mushed. Remove the orange and any big bits of cherry skin. Pour in The Black Douglas Scotch Whisky and stir well. Add plenty of ice and garnish with the remaining fruit.

Description

A barman at the Waldorf Astoria in New York made a Manhattan with scotch instead of bourbon. And so the Rob Roy was created.

Equipment

Cocktail glass
Cocktail stirrer

Ingredients

2 Parts The Black Douglas Scotch Whisky
1 part Sweet Vermouth
Bitters to taste
Maraschino Cherry for garnish

How to mix

Mix all ingredients together in a chilled glass, stir and enjoy.

Description

A tasty mixed drink, great for summer evenings. This cocktail is simply a taller version of the Whisky Sour

Equipment

A Collins glass
Cocktail stirrer

Ingredients

2 parts The Black Douglas Scotch Whisky
1 Part lemon juice
1/2 part sugar syrup
Club soda
Maraschino cherry for garnish
Orange slice for garnish
Ice

How to mix

Pour The Black Douglas Scotch Whisky, lemon juice, and sugar syrup into a Collins glass with ice cubes. Stir thoroughly and top with club soda to taste. Garnish with a cherry.

Description

Invented in the USA in the 1970’s, this cocktail was Marlon Brando’s favourite tipple.

Equipment

Rocks Glass
Cocktail Stirrer

Ingredients

1.5 parts The Black Douglas Scotch Whisky
1.5 parts Amaretto
Ice

How to mix

Pour the Amaretto and The Black Douglas Scotch Whisky into a rocks glass over ice and stir gently. Serve immediately and drink slowly.

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