A slithering snake indeed, and pure elegance…
Blackadder Puff Adder Blended Malt 2019 Batch PA 01
Brand new for 2019, this is the Robin Tucek’s (Mr Blackadder) attempt at a soft and gentle blended malt with an intriguing puff of smoke in it.
All bourbon cask creaminess, typical Blackadder crisp malt, definitely no caramel colouring and no chill filtering.
Official notes read, “”Nose: caramel with red fruit, farm aromas with vanilla and copper in the sun. Palate: white and yellow fruit with earthy aromas, grass and sugar. Finish: surprising and refreshing. Long and lingering.”
And a big review from The Whisky Advocate Summer 2020 Vol 29, #2, “The nose starts with caramel-coated shortbread sprinkled with sea salt, then opens to reveal crushed almonds, raspberry jam, grilled pineapple, and a whiff of sweet peat smoke.
The raspberries explode on the palate, which is fruity and sweet but counterbalanced by brine, nuts, and smoke. The texture is oily and a bit waxy, mouth-coating without being heavy: a slithering snake indeed, and pure elegance. 92pts”.