Nov 16

Blackadder 1976 Edradour Distillery Scotch – Review

Blackadder 1976 Edradour Distillery ScotchBlackadder 1976 Edradour Distillery 24 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

98.8 Proof

Price Point: Unknown for 750 ML

Distiller: Edradour Distillery

 

Background

Thus far in my Blackadder reviews series, I have examined whiskies from Longmorn, Springbank, and Highland Park Distilleries.  Today, we are venturing over to Edradour Distillery to see what their 24 Year Old offering tastes like.  A little distillery history, courtesy of Wikipedia:

Edradour Distillery is a Highland single malt whisky distillery based in Pitlochry, Perthshire.  Edradour is reputed to be the smallest distillery in Scotland.  Established in 1825, the distillery was traditionally run by three men but now there are just two. Only eighteen casks are produced each week.  The stills are the smallest in use of any distillery in Scotland.  Were they any smaller, they would be deemed by HM Revenue and Customs to be portable, with the implicit capacity for illegal production.

 

Review

The nose begins fruity, florally, and malty all in one.  Blackadder Edradour has the faint aromas of burnt rubber and Sharpie marker; not the two best smells, but unique nonetheless.  There’s also leather and mature oak.  This nose really develops and change as you go.

Blackadder Edradour tastes very mature with big leather.  It has an oily mouthfeel and a nice peppery taste.  The fruit from the nose is long gone now.  It’s a little grassy and earthy; definitely a different tasting Scotch.

This whisky has a nice, lengthy, cooling finish with a touch of pine (perhaps mint?) afterward.

 

Rating & Recommendations

Blackadder Edradour is a good single malt, earning a rating of 89 out of 100.

Although very tasty and mature, I wouldn’t pick this as a whisky to drink everyday.  But it’s certainly worth sampling if you can get your hands on this or something similar.

 

-Ryan

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