“Black Mountain” is how Professor Norman Collie
(University College, London) described Ben Macdui,
the highest peak of the Cairngorm Mountains,
after his solo climb to the summit in 1891. It was
during his talk at the Annual General Meeting of
the Cairngorm Club in Aberdeen in 1925 that the
professor – also a Fellow of the Royal
Geographical Society – shared his potent and
mysterious encounters on Black Mountain
with the Big Grey Man – a famous legend
of the Cairngorm Mountains.
Our whisky is matured in charred casks to produce
a unique “ruby black” toasted whisky with a dark
rich ruby colour and a unique chocolatey flavour.
The casks used for finishing have been drained
of any liquid prior to use and any changes in our
spirit will therefore result from its interaction over
time with the wood of the case.