The Best Whiskies in the World, Awards Special
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.
June 2009, Issue 80, page 33
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
April 2001, Issue 15, page 52
Gavin D Smith looks at one of Orkney's lost distilleries
December 2010, Issue 92, page 34
From the Editor
Regular readers of this magazine are no doubt aware that, if they have the cash to hand, there are distilleries out there simply waiting for a decent offer. This has manifested itself in several we...
August 2002, Issue 25, page 5
Making all the right moves
As ways of making drinking a cerebral pastime, whisky chess takes some beating. Alex Kraaijeveld explains how it works
November 2004, Issue 44, page 40
Dave Broom gives us his tips on places to go when in Japan.
December 2007, Issue 68, page 36
Worth Czeching out Prague
Prague is known for great beer.But what about whisky? Jefferson Chase went in hunt of the perfect Czech whisky retailer
September 2005, Issue 50, page 38
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...
September 2001, Issue 18, page 62
My dark mistress (Ralph Steadman)
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
October 1999, Issue 6, page 12
The Longest Glen
Our man tours Speyside out of season
June 2011, Issue 96, page 26
Russians seek out a taste of luxury
A new elite in Russia is demanding the world's very best products, quality single malt among them. Marcin Miller reports
January 2006, Issue 53, page 38
The Nectar of Life
Davin de Kergommeaux heads to India to investigate the home of Amrut whisky.
December 2011, Issue 100, page 49
The Whisky Academy
The inaugural annual Whisky Magazine award for those individuals who have excelled in their contribution to the whisky industry
May 2002, Issue 22, page 18
October 2004, Issue 43, page 20