A Taste of the Unexpected Master Blender, Gordon Graham, toiled night and day on his new creation. And as he poured a glass for his brothers, they were overwhelmed by what they found. The air filled with a heady blend of aromas – from fresh floral scents to the very deepest, oaky notes. Slowly, they raised their glasses to indulge in their first sips and instantly the silky, mellow notes of fruit struck them. It was a sensation like no other, and it was then the brothers knew: they had tasted their future. And so it would remain for over 130 years as Black Bottle affirmed its place in the hearts of drinkers around the world.