There’s limited release whisky and then there’s REALLY limited release whisky. This petite 200ML bottle of Blackadder is one of just 72, and we were lucky enough to try it for this time with the wildly entertaining family behind Blackadder, i.e. Hannah, Michael, and Robin Tucek. For our second tasting of Blackadder’s Raw Cask Peat Reek, which clocks in at a whopping 59.3% ABV, we saddled up to The Murder Table.
Before we get to our review, below are a few words about Raw Cask Peat Reek taken directly from the Blackadder website:
Our leading brand, which is the key focus of our company, is our internationally-acclaimed Raw Cask whisky. These are whiskies from the old school, as they would have been drawn from a cask behind a bar in Scotland back in the 1800s. It’s the King of the Single Casks!
Peat Reek is the smell of burning peat, the flavours of which are imparted to malting barley as it is slowly dried while the smoky reek of the peat is drawn over it. For Blackadder Peat Reek, we select only casks of whisky produced using malted barley that has been heavily impregnated with the phenols and creosols of a gently-smouldering peat fire.
We were mighty impressed with this whisky on the first go around, but then again, perhaps we were a little starstruck. To find out about our second go around with this mighty dram, click the play button on the following video:
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