Blackadder

Glenesk 28 yo 1983/2012 Blackadder

May 13, 2013
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Some very nice elements can be found here, especially on the nose, but the palate feels a bit incoherent. – Rating: 84/100

Bunnahabhain 6 yo 2005/2012 Riverstown

April 28, 2013
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This uncommon heavily peated Bunnahabhain is also unusually sweet, in fact a bit too sweet for my taste. – Rating: 79/100

Blairfindy 27 yo 1984/2011 Blackadder

April 21, 2013
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Quite an enjoyable dram that shows its age with a certain driness. Altogether it is nothing really special, though. – Rating: 85/100

“Lochranza” 16 yo 1996/2012 Blackadder

April 12, 2013
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A smooth nose and a rather punchy but fruity palate make this undisclosed malt (probably from the Isle of Arran) a pleasant sipping experience. – Rating: 86/100

Dufftown 29 yo 1982/2011 Riverstown

April 1, 2013
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Quite an enjoyable dram, a bit on the spicy side. The age does not really show. – Rating: 84/100

Blackadder Peat Reek 13 yo

January 4, 2013
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This whisky is aptly named. It’s all about peat here, mainly on the nose but also on the palate. The other aromas only act as ‘garnish’ but this works surprsingly well. – Rating: 86/100

Smoking Islay Cask 2012/436

December 23, 2012
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This dram is very generic and one-dimenensional, I cannot find much of interest here. – Rating: 67/100

Ledaig 6 yo 2005/2012 Blackadder Riverstown

December 18, 2012
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I am fairly immune to sulphur, but this special specimen just hurts my palate. – Rating: 47/100

Clynelish 1995/2011 Aberdeen Distillers

April 9, 2012

A malt that has some quite nice flavours but it’s all over much too soon. – Rating: 79/100

Glentauchers 2000/2011 Aberdeen Distillers

April 9, 2012

This whisky forces you to hunt down its flavours. You will eventually find them but they are all very generic. – Rating: 72/100

Tobermory 1995/2011 Aberdeen Distillers

April 8, 2012

The nose is actually pretty nice. You may consider to smell on this malt only. – Rating: 74/100

Glen Spey 1999/2011 Riverstown

April 7, 2012

Another one of those generic “not bad, but…” drams from very inactive casks. – Rating: 74/100

Miltonduff 1998/2011 Riverstown

April 6, 2012

Very, very sweet for a whisky. Go for it if you like that, others can skip it. – Rating: 73/100

Smoking Islay 2000/2011 Blackadder

April 4, 2012

The medicinal character of this most delightful malt points to a location fairly close to Port Ellen. – Rating: 88/100

Benriach 1991/2011 Blackadder

April 4, 2012

A very nicely balanced mix of flavours, the wood is well pressent but does not dominate. – Rating: 84/100

Drop Of The Irish 1996/2011

April 2, 2012

A very smooth and elegant dram, even at cask strength. The flavours are quite nice but a lacklustre finish drags it down a little – Rating: 78/100

Drop Of The Irish NAS

April 2, 2012

The nose of this is actually quite nice, but on the palate you notice that an obviously worn-out cask was not able to breathe much life into this spirit. – Rating: 67/100

Glenlivet 33 yo 1977 Blackadder

March 31, 2012

The age doesn’t really show here, a nice and clean Glenlivet in the typical house style. – Rating: 84/100