Pronounced 'Kaddoo', Cu Dhub Black is a slightly honeyed, thick, smoky offering from the Speyside distillery.
Ask #WhiskySanta for Cu Dhub .
He'll grant one wish per day until Christmas...
Nose: Well-rounded and smooth. Notes of gentle peat and wafting smoke. Hints of dark nuttiness and espresso beans. A touch of honey with vanilla fudge and a little whisper of something medicinal.
Palate: Quite thick and sweet. Notes of fudge and aniseed, a touch of something nutty with cappuccino and gentle smoke.
Finish: Fairly long with toffee sweetness and developing oak.
Nice with licorice
Wonderful flu relief !!!
Acquired a bottle almost by mistake when trying to track down Loch Dhu after sampling one night at the Applecross Inn. NOT DISAPPOINTED - in fact it has become my "turn to" when in need of something medicinal for a cold or flu - IT REALLY WORKS !!!
OK I KNOW a lot of them do that (if no Cu Dubh then it is something from Islay for me ) but this far lower budget black whisky comes highly recommended from me !!
I of course acknowledge that I need to try Loch Dhu again when found on sale but that is a far larger "investment" to make
31st July 2014
cu dhub black
smooth really good whiskey unsual good blend buy and buy again
30th July 2014
Nice and smooth
its wonderfull..........try this with R whites lemonade chilled....its quite strong on its own...
14th June 2014
One of those excellent bottles that both of us like. Closest thing to the more expensive Loch Dhu.
A superb malt - sit back, sip and enjoy.
23rd May 2014
This is one of the best malts I've tasted for a long time and I've tasted many over the years, lots of flavours, just bought another bottle.
15th April 2014
Mis-spelt and mispronounced
And Now For Something Completely Different!!
Should be "Cù dubh" (note the direction of the accent) and is pronounced "coo doo". Means black or dark dog.
9th January 2014
Probably not one for the Single Malt "Aficionado Brigade", however if you like trying an unusual whisky give it a go! Black as a rich dark rum, with heavy liquorice and (possibly) dark chocolate aftertones I found it a pleasant excursion from the norm. Very smooth on the palate. Worth a try at the price, it might surprise you!
11th August 2013
An unexpected christmas gift and pretty dank and ugly. Had to mix with cola to drink it. The label sells an otherwise unsaleable brew.
Just discovered that eating licorice first makes it drinkable.
Have made no secret of the fact I never want to see another bottle of this again.
20th January 2013