Origin – Fish Angling

Ever wondered how Black Dog got it’s name? Those enthusiasts of Classic Rock would recognize ‘Black Dog’ as the famous song performed by Led Zepplin. But the Black Dog being talked here is the name of a flying fish.

Observe the fishing fly on the logo,

Black Dog was christened by Walter Millard whose favorite sport was fishing angling. He used to unwind and relax while angling in the Spey and Tay rivers of Scotland since the early 19th century. He named the whisky Black Dog in honour of his favorite salmon fishing fly.

Angling is a method of fishing by means of am angled-fish hook. The hook is attached to a fishing line and the line is attached to a fishing rod. Fishing rods are then fitted with a fishing reel that helps in controlling the line. The hooks are often dressed with lures or bait.

Fly fishing is an angling method in which an artificial “fly” is used to catch fish. The fly is cast using a fly rod, reel, and specialized weighted line. Casting a nearly weightless fly or “lure” requires casting techniques significantly different from other forms of casting. Fly fishermen use hand tied flies that resemble natural invertebrates or other food organisms, or “lures” to provoke the fish to strike.

Angling is one of the world’s finest sport. Sports of the rich and famous, with the likes of Golf, Horse Racing, Polo, Angling is quite a famous sport known for its calm nature helping the participants to unwind and relax. Would you not love to relax with a glass of Black Dog Scotch in hand after the sportive nature of the day?


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