Insider knowledge: John Black 8 Year Old whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be John Black 8 Year Old whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
Nose: Soft and supple with honey, oats, toffee, berries. Gentle malt.
Palate: Balance and character that belies the dearth of its years. Fruit, honey, spice, hints of oak.
Finish: Fruit, malt, honey on toast.