Since 1951, Black Velvet has been known for its velvety taste and smoothness, making it the 2nd largest Canadian Whisky in the world. Offerings include Original, Reserve, and Toasted Caramel.
- Nose: Stingy liquor and rectified spirit effects are present. With time it gets lighter, offering some fruits. Lemon is the most dominant. After the citrus fruits, the nose fades away quickly, ending up almost completely scentless.
- Taste: Mellow, yet peppery. Along with fruits and grains, gives heat very much.
- Finish: very fast with oak and peppers. Too much of a blended grain finish = watery and uncharacteristic almost right away.
- Balance: I guess it’s a decent blended whisky, when compared to other cheap blends. Still, nowhere near the top blended whiskies.