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Brands and Distilleries : Blackadder

Issue 150 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 150

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Blackadder Ben Nevis 1984 Raw Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 61.20%
7 Extraordinarily red colour. The sweetness is almost overwhelming. The ultimate dessert whisky.

Blackadder Blairfindy 1980 Raw Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.60%
7 Those flavours in mid-palate afford a glimpse of a delicious malt but the wood is very dominating.

Blackadder Bowmore 1989
Single Malt - Scotland - 63.30%
7 All the elements of Bowmore, and plenty of alcohol, but extra dimension.

Blackadder Caol Ila 1990
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.50%
8 Light in the middle, and delicate throughout, but lovely Islay flavours.

Blackadder Isle of Jura 1988
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.40%
6 Nose better than palate. A tired cask?

Blackadder Longmorn 1973
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.90%
7 This mahogany dram looks like a winter warmer, and that is how I would use it.

Blackadder Mortlach 1989
Single Malt - Scotland - 60.50%
8 Enjoyable, with an appropriate touch of earthy rawness, but not as statuesque as this elegant whisky can be.

Blackadder Old Man Of Hoy Single Orcadian Scotch Malt Whisky
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.00%
7 Weak in the middle. Lacks roundness.

Blackadder Rosebank 1992
Single Malt - Scotland - 60.00%
7 Far from Rosebank at its best. Fiery.

Blackadder Arran 1996 Raw Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.80%
7 Slightly gin-like. I have preferred bottlings that had more contribution from the wood. A touch of vanilla would round out the flavours.

Blackadder ploughs on
In the latest of our series celebrating some of whisky's lesser known personalities,Dominic Roskrow talks to Robin Tucek,owner of independent whisky company Blackadder.

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Blackadder goes forth
Tom Bruce-Gardyne talks to Robin Tcek, proprietor of the independent bottler blackadder, and finds out why he dislikes filtering, industry attitudes and armchairs

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Worth Czeching out Prague
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Planes, brand names and very good deals
Martin Moodie reports on duty free stores that have abandoned the “stack ‘em high, sell ‘em cheap” mentality and become innovative, enticing and packed full of whisky delights to tempt the tra...

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The artist and former wild man Ralph Steadman enjoyed a 30 year old love affair with whisky. It was brilliant fun, and so good that it had to stop, he told Jane Slade

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December 2011, Issue 100, page 49

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