Proudly family owned
South Australian brandy
Steeped in tradition
& lavished with awards
An Australian icon; its delicate complexity has won admirers and awards worldwide.
The distinctive, black Four Star Brandy bottle appeared in circulation around 1950. The bottle – like the double pot distilled brandy it holds within – has altered little since.
This curiously squat, ridged bottle has a certain charm. Since its introduction it has graced many a bar, sideboard and dinner table. The name and ownership may have changed over the years, but Black Bottle’s quality and consistency have remained the same.
A mellow bouquet gives way to a palate that’s smooth, round, and framed in vanilla and lifted spice. Careful blending from selected batches gives a delicate complexity that has won this Australian icon many awards. To be relished neat or on the rocks.
A fine medley of traditional and modern distillation methods.
Rich in colour, smooth in flavour, vivacious in style, this VSAB is a fine medley of traditional and modern distillation methods. Traditionally aged, double pot-distilled brandy offers a rich roundness that is then lifted with single pot-distilled brandies. Every glorious drop has been hand-selected and matured over years in French and American oak barrels, capturing a fine brightness of character and an elegance on the palate. Flavours meld and entwine producing heady spice notes and tannins, a rich long mouth feel, and an elemental joie de vivre to be savoured.
Mature, complex and lush, our head distiller’s defining legacy.
Heritage and modern sophistication culminate in Black Bottle XO, a family-owned brandy revered by generations. Steeped in tradition and lavished with awards, Black Bottle XO is the magnificent result of over 150 years of South Australian winemaking.
With lavish aromas of aged vanilla oak and a spiced sherry-like character, Black Bottle XO is the defining legacy of a master distiller at the pinnacle of his talents. Eighteen-year-old double pot distilled spirit forms the remarkable foundation of this uniquely Australian XO. Meticulously chosen parcels of up to 40-year-old double pot brandy are blended in to add a sumptuous depth and an almost viscous complexity.
The palate is dominated by aged toasty oak and raisin with gentle hints of fig, cinnamon and hazelnut. A rich finish of dark chocolate and toffee that lingers long and slow in the mouth shows all the hallmarks of great refinement.
Savour Black Bottle XO neat. Immerse yourself in its unparalleled complexity and discover the fine line between alchemy and science.
An award-winning legacy that
reaches back over 150 years
In a shaker add all ingredients and ice. Shake and strain into a martini glass and garnish with grated nutmeg.
Pour all ingredients into an ice-filled shaker. Shake until icy cold and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a twist of orange.
Stir all ingredients over ice, and strain into a cocktail glass.
Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with lemon peel and a strawberry.
In shaker add mint, simple syrup and brandy. Briefly muddle. Add ice and shake. In a cocktail glass add fresh or muddled mint, fresh ice, and strain in the cocktail mixture. Garnish with fresh slices of orange.
We're proud to be South Australian
family owned distillers of fine brandy
Behind the Black Bottle name is
brandy of distinction,
revered by generations & savoured by all.