Blairfindy 16 Blackadder Raw Cask

Blairfindy 16 Blackadder Raw Cask

As a big Glenfarclas fan this was an easy buy for me. I love their juice; and to get the chance to try some at cask strength was a no-brainer. For those who don't know, Blairfindy is what Blackadder bottles Glenfarclas under. I love this bottle. That nice fruity flavor with that sweet vanilla. Really good stuff.

Bottle Info

Distillery: Glenfarclas

Barrel type: single oak hogshead

Age: 16

ABV: 54.1

How this acquired: store

Cost: $130

Year purchased: 2016

Tasting Notes

Nose: apples, pears, light fruits, gentle maltiness, salty briny vanilla

Nose[water]: all of the above, but just gently lightened, a bit of ash and smoke, feint sea salty apples

Taste: vanilla caramel, lemony, slight acidity, apple, pear, peach, creamy lemon custard

Taste[water]: more citrus flavors, custardy

Finish: light malty apples, caramel sweetness, bitter cola, very different from the nose

Finish[water]: raw custard, vanilla, pear, baking spices, glenfarclas-y

Binary Score: 1

Value Notes

Would I buy this (or if already bought, would you buy this again): Yes

Would I order this in a bar: Yes

Would I drink this if someone gave me a glass: Yes

Value For Money: 4/5

My Scoring System

1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.

2 | Poor | I wouldn't consume by choice.

3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.

4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I'd rather have.

5 | Good | This is a good, solid daily.

6 | Very Good | A cut above.

7 | Great | Well above average.

8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.

9 | Incredible | An all time favorite.

10 | Insurpassable | The best whiskey of all time.

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