MrTattieHeid wrote:This from the Blackadder website:
We use a special bottling process to make sure that each and every bottle of Blackadder RAW CASK contains its own share of the cask sediments as well as natural oils and fats that might otherwise be left behind when filling a cask strength whisky straight from cask.
I will concede the possibility that the sediments are actually from the cask being bottled. Still, they go to some effort to insure that each bottle gets its bits. It still strikes me as gimmicky and unnecessary.
And hey...can't you define "Blackadder" as "one who adds black"? (Don't know why I didn't think of that before....)
That does sound gimmicky. I can attest to their 1975 28yo Linithgow. I liked it so much, I bought to extra bottles at binnys, while on sale for under $45. Far more complext than any lowlander I have had, and it is amazing how the oak is kept at buy by the richness of the malt, spice, and gentle peat). It is not officially on sale anymore, but a birdy told me the sale price may still apply (but $60 is still pretty spiffy for such a fine old malt).
Also, I looked at both my bottles, and while there may be some sediment, it is not on the level of having to worry about splinters in my gums