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Blackadder Blairfindy 25 Year Old 1986 Raw Cask


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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

29th Nov 2012


Blackadder Blairfindy 25 Year Old 1986 Raw Cask
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  • Taste
  • Finish
  • Balance
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  • Brand: Blackadder
  • ABV: 49.7%

The last Blairdfindy that I tasted, also from Blackadder, was a 40 Year Old. That was two years ago. That one was very dark, while this one is rather pale. It matured on a refill sherry butt. Blairfindy, as you are likely aware, is a Glenfarclas in disguise.

The nose is surprisingly fresh and wonderfully sweet. Loads of fruit. I have mango, apple, pear, apricots, rhubarb, gooseberries and raspberries. You could turn this into a lovely marmalade. Loads of vanilla, but also brown sugar, the kind that goes onto pancakes. Very smooth.

The whisky is mouth coating, sweet and feisty. A lot of spices, now. Pepper, nutmeg and cloves. Again a whole fruit basket passes the tastebuds. Light touches of oak. Nice balance.

In the drying finish, all the sweets and spices pass one more time, with a nice hint of woodsmoke.

Great Glenfarclas, setting you back around 160 EUR.