Blackadder Bruichladdich Tasting Notes

Posted: August 25, 2011 in Bruichladdich, Scotch Whisky A-G

Blackadder Raw Cask Bruichladdich 2005 (10 year old) 60%

Bourbon Hogshead 1540/ Dist: Sept 2005 Btl: Mar 2016/ Tasted: Aug 2016

Classic natural cask aromas of oily apple, apricot and edgy barley. Hints of honeysuckle, dunnage, salt and creamy oak emerge. Beautiful depth and intensity – Now that takes me back!

The palate is slightly honeyed and barley’d with apricot, apple and soft, creamy oak. Beautifully balanced with the alcohol being well integrated. Hints of earth and salt come through on the middle. Long and juicy with a touch of darker honey, coffee and toffee. Lovely briny after-taste.

With water the nose remains earthy and natural with maybe a touch more oak – toffee/ butter cream and lightly salted almond. Subtly herbal now with camphor, bog myrtle and thyme. The palate is wonderfully crisp and barley’d with a touch more saltiness. Still very long and succulent with hints of white pepper, hickory spice, gentle earthy-peat and drying tannins.

Blackadder Raw Cask Bruichladdich 1991 (11 year old) 56.1%

Bourbon Hogshead 3264/ Dist: Nov 1991 Btl: Apr 2002/ Tasted: Aug 2004

A light, soft, complex, floral nose of honeysuckle, vanilla, light peat along with a touch of earthy dunnage floors, cereal and salt. Classic Laddie aromas! Quite oily on the palate with youthful cereal, light peat and earth. A drop of water tames the intense alcohol and brings out a multitude of aromas and flavours including apricot, orange, pear, vanilla oil, creamy vanilla, sweet malt, fudge and crème caramel. Very long and very good!

 

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