Blackadder International was established in 1995 by Robin Tucek who, together with daughter Hannah and son Michael runs the family business.
Robin Tucek is also co-author with John Lamond of The Malt Whisky File – one of the most respected books about malt whisky.
Blackadder’s philosophy is very simple – they believe that the Cask is King. Sixty to seventy percent of the flavors in a whisky are taken up slowly from the cask as the spirit lies maturing in the warehouse. The action of changing temperature draws the spirit in and out of the cask. Every cask is unique, with its own fingerprint. This is why they bottle most of their whiskies from single casks. They don’t believe in chilling or otherwise heavily filtering their whiskies, and they never, repeat never, add caramel coloring and flavoring to their spirits. They have always believed the personalities of their whiskies are colorful enough.
Puff Adder: It’s in the name… A puff of smoke and buttery, sweet vanilla, bottled using minimal filtration so as not to lose the oils and esters we cherish. There is no bite, just a long, lingering finish.
Puff Adder is rare, with a small batch bottling. Recently rated Outstanding, and scored 92 points in the Whisky Advocate 2020 Summer Guide.
Holly’s Tasting Notes: Rubber & oil, the peat reek hit my nose right away along with some funky fruit notes, buttered popcorn, citrus, and a long, chalky finish.
- Bottle Size750
- StyleBlended Malt
- Country of OriginScotland
- Cask StrengthNo
- Cask TypeBourbon