Arrangementer

Evaluering af smagningen d. 26. August 2004

 

Blackadder Raw Cask smagning i Aalborg Whisky Laug

Mini smagningen bød på rigtig mange spændende whiskies i rå styrke - de fleste var omkring 60 %. Alle deltagere var enige om at det var nogle utrolige flotte whiskies med mange flotte nuancer.
En aftenen som var utrolig hyggelig og hvor der var en kanon god stemning.

Nedenfor finder du smagsnoter vi har fået direkte fra firmaet Blackadder. Aftenens "vinder" blev Highland Park stærkt efterfulgt af Caol Ila.

Smagningen var en stor succes, hvorfor vi har besluttet at lave en Balckadder Raw Cask smagning igen i foråret.

Link til Blackadder's hjemmeside www.blackadder.com

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Blackadder – det handler kun om smag, the purest is the best.

Robin Blackadder

Har ingen forbindelse til den lille slemme mand og hans ækle tjener Baldrik.
Indrømmer at han har moret sig over et par af episoderne, men der er ikke en skjult forbindelse, eller en skummel plan…
Har dog et link på hjemmesiden fordi de får en masse spørgsmål desangående.

Blackadder

Tapper KUN singlecask, fraviges kun hvis der er meget små mængder i et fad.
Koldfilterer ALDRIG
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Bruger ALDRIG filtermateriale med små huller.
Af den årsag er deres whisky næsten ikke filtreret.
Serien der hedder RAW CASK er slet ikke filtreret.
De tror på at det giver whiskyen, fra det enkelte fad den maximale smag, kvalitet og individualisme.
Blackadder går aldrig på kompromis for at maximere deres profit.

De mener ikke at der er andre aftappere der deler denne filosofi.

Introducing Blackadder

Chill filter fjerner risiko for mælkning når der tilsættes vand, Bright filter er mere skånsom.
Fjerner
noget af det naturlige fedtstof, olier og smag.
Estrer og smagsstoffer
har en tendens til at samle sig om fedt og olier. Kan løsnes med lidt vand.
Reducerer volumen med 2-3%, ved tapning.

Hos Blackadder går der omtrent 1% tabt ved tapningen, og mindre end ½% for RAW CASK.
Holder de gamle traditioner i hævd ved tapningen, -En whisky der er kærligt destilleret, omsorgsfuldt ældet gennem tiden stille modnet på et gammel træ fad – kræver respekt...

Blackadder er Robin Tucek Blackadder, alle whiskyerne er personligt udvalgt af ham.

Om whiskyen

Tappes til en styrke på 43-45% volumen, kun tilsat rent Skotsk vand.
Eller i Cask Strength, som ikke er tilsat noget som helst.
Kan have en tendens til at mælke med vand.
Anbefaler at der tilsættes en smule vand, op til lige dele Wisky og Vand for RAW CASK – helt efter egen smag. Ikke vand med brus.
The purest is the best.

 

BLACKADDER TASTING REPORTS (copyright Blackadder)

Notes: Whiskies are tasted on a personal opinion basis by Blackadder. These tasting notes are not a guarantee of quality or an indication of value and should not be considered or used as such. They are simply Blackadder’s own assessment and your own opinion or judgement may well vary from my own. E & O E.

  • Each whisky is rated on colour on a scale of 1-10 with the lightest whiskies being 0 and the darkest 10.
  • Each whisky is judged for the level of peat on a scale of 1-10 with unpeated whiskies being 0 and the most heavily peated whiskies being 10.
  • Each whisky is judged for the level of sweetness on a scale of 1-10 with driest whiskies being 1 and the most heavily peated whiskies being 10.
  • All whiskies are rated for nose, taste and finish on a scale of 1-10 and also given an overall quality assessment on a scale of A to F with A being the highest quality and F being the lowest quality.
 

Blackadder Raw Cask Bruichladdich

Year:
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1991
10 yo
3264
22.11.91
April 2002
56.1%
330
Refill Hogshead
2 pale straw Peat: 5/10 Sweetness: 6/10
(6) Spirity, with sea and smoke
(7) Sweet, peppery and smoky chocolate
(7) Sweet with peaty tannin drying out at the side of the mouth but staying sweet on the tongue for a long time. Smoky sweetness at end.
 

Blackadder Raw Cask Sherry Cask Strathisla

Year:
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Note:
1989
14 yo
9413
6th November 1989
June 2004
62.8%
254
Sherry Hogshead
7/10 Red/Brown Peat: 6/10 Sweetness: 7/10
(8) Sherry, rich fruit cake and almonds. Also milk chocolate and orange when water added
(10) Rich, sherried and creamy. Well-balanced peat and sweet with great depth
(9) Peaty and sweet at first. Christmas cake richness drying out sides of mouth but staying sweet at front on tip of the tongue
A class act cask. A really beautiful whisky. Difficult to find better for this age and style
 

Blackadder Sherry Cask Raw Cask Mortlach

Year:
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1989
14 yo
5149
October 1989
April 2003
59.9%
270
Sherry Butt
5/10 golden red    Peat:  4/10    Sweetness: 6/10
(6) Spirity, but closed without water. Soft and honeyed with water.
(7) Very sweet and sherried. Rich fruit cake and bitter chocolate orange
(7) Sweet and long with slight notes of bitter chocolate
 

Blackadder Sherry Cask Raw Cask Linkwood

Year:
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1989
14 yo
5624
October 1989
April 2003
59.3%
213
Sherry Butt
7/10 golden red    Peat:  6/10    Sweetness:  8/10
(7) Warm, sherried, spirity and exciting.
(9) Very sweet , chocolate fruit cake, peppery and honeyed. Very yummy!
(8) Sweet, lingering softly with peat coming through
 

Blackadder Raw Cask Highland Park

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Finish:

1989
14 yo
10039
01.03.89
November 2003
57.1%
514
Sherry Butt
7/10 Rich walnut red   Peat:  6/10    Sweetness:  7/10
(8) Deep, rich, smoky, honeycombe
(9) Rich. Explodes in the mouth with Oloroso sherry notes. Warm, and peaty with bitter chocolate flavours and lots of glycerine in the mouth
(9) Peppery with fulfilling–sweetness and bitter chocolate notes that last a long, long time
 

Blackadder Raw Cask Caol Ila

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1992
9 yo
10637
19.06.02
April 2002
58.6%
328
Refill Hogshead
2 pale straw    Peat:  8/10    Sweetness:  6/10
(7) Peat, tar and perfume
(8) Surprisingly sweet, lots of peat and richly flavoured
(7) Sweet and then drying out. Lots of smoky peat