Four single malts from "Aberdeen Distillers" (i.e. Blackadder)
| 9 May 2012 |
is a range of single cask whiskies from the bottler Blackadder. These are bottled at
43% or 46% ABV in contrast to their better known cask strength series called
I tasted these four bottlings at the Whisky Fair
Braeval 1998 13 y.o. (46%):
Fresh, fruity, slightly sour nose, like white wine (Riesling). Notes of green fruits and oak. Very nice! Fruity, oaky, peppery palate.
A little too oaky and peppery, in fact but it gets milder and nicer with a drop of water. With water it's sweet, fruity and more-ish.
Oaky, peppery, rather nice finish. A lovely apéritif!
Clynelish 1995 15 y.o. (46%):
Very nice nose with notes of cream, coconut and custard, also a little oak. Sweet, malty palate.
Rum-like with a note of arrack. Oaky and fairly peppery finish, also slightly peaty.
(Similar to the brilliant 14 y.o. OB but not quite as nice.)
Linkwood 1993 18 y.o. (46%):
The nose is fruity (citrus candy) and oaky with a strange note of pickled cucumber.
Rich, fruity, quite oaky palate. Drying. Dry, oaky, dull finish. Disappointing.
Tobermory 1995 15 y.o. (46%):
Nice nose with notes of peat, citrus and malt. Sweet, more-ish palate with malt and honey.
Also slightly peaty and slightly minty. Malty, spicy, peppery finish. All in all nice and entertaining yet a little rough.
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