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Blackadder 31 year old 1988 (Distilled at Cambus), 46.1%

Price: $325 Issue: Winter 2020 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick




This spirit was laid down five years before the distillery closed and has a classic grain whisky nose of green herbs and spice, with notes of aromatic woods, tarragon, dune grasses, and plain popcorn. The mouthfeel is smooth, with evident strength, and flavors of honey, corn flakes, vanilla, granola bars, dried banana, golden syrup, crunchy oak cookies, sultana, and sesame oil, with a hot, dry, and slightly nutty finish. (232 bottles, 60 for U.S.)