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 was 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

0 | I didn’t like it | It doesn’t mean you won’t

1 | I liked it | It doesn’t mean you will