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!
Black Snake is produced from a Vatting of casks finished in a Single Sherry Butt. It starts its life in first-fill ex-Bourbon casks. We then put three of them into new Oloroso or PX Sherry butts and leave for around a year for further maturation before bottling two thirds of the cask. We call these “Vats” as they are a kind of mini Solera. After each bottling we add two more ex-Bourbon casks, always of the same whisky, and leave for around a year before again bottling two thirds of the Vat. All future bottlings from each vatting of Black Snake will therefore contain some spirit that was in previous expressions from the Sherry Butt. From time to time the Sherry Butt is renewed. Each edition bottling of Black Snake is called “Venom”, as in the poison from a snake’s bite. A touch of Blackadder humour! The first bottling from each Vat is called “First Venom”, the second bottling is called “Second Venom” and so on.
Red Snake is the sister to our Black Snake whisky. As with its older brother, Red Snake only comes from top-class, first-fill ex-Bourbon casks. However, unlike its brother, each Red Snake comes from just one single cask.
The pinnacle of very smoky Islay malt whisky. To ensure continued supply, we have to be a bit secretive about exactly what’s contained in each cask. Perhaps that’s part of the fun in enjoying a dram or two of Smoking Islay – trying to guess what’s in your glass!
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.
Peat Reek Embers
When we come across a whisky that is extra special, we bottle it under our Statement label. It is a step up from the Raw Cask range – the King of Kings!
Many whiskies have legends created and crafted around them and we thought that Blackadder should be no different – after all, we are selling Scotland’s legendary spirit!
Blackadder is incredibly proud to have Amrut Indian Malt Whisky as part of our portfolio. Founded in Bangalore 1948, this multi-award-winning distillery just keeps going from strength to strength producing some of the best whisky we have tasted. We look forward to continuing our exciting relationship for many years to come.
This classic Speyside malt whisky is exclusive to Blackadder. It is produced at the very heart of Speyside using the skills and traditions passed down by generations of family distilling. We bottle this whisky at differing ages and from different cask styles. Each whisky is its own canvas, with its flavours and colours indelibly etched and hued.
Puff Adder is a tantalising vatting of Single Malt Whiskies, carefully selected and blended in Scotland for Blackadder®. Puff Adder: It’s in the name… A puff of smoke and buttery, sweet vanilla, bottled using minimal filtration so as not to lose the oils and esters we cherish. There is no bite, just a long, lingering finish. To be enjoyed on its own or with mixers. Blackadder®, creating unique whisky-tasting experiences
In mythology, a Chimera was a monstrous creature made up of multiple animals. Don’t worry, we at Blackadder haven’t gone mad! Today’s Chimera is a single organism made of mixed species, the result of which is often breathtaking. As we are best known for our single-cask bottlings, we felt Chimera would be a perfect name for this exciting range of exclusive blended malt whiskies. No two Chimeras will ever be the same, from the source of the whisky to the fingerprint left by the casks. Blackadder Chimera, beautifully crafted vatted malts.
A drop of the Irish
Irish whiskey distillers have always fiercely and jealously guarded the independence of their spirit. They produce a different style of whiskey to that of their Scottish cousins. We want you to celebrate that difference, but we also want you to enjoy Irish whiskey as it was always traditionally enjoyed. So, just as with our fine Scotch single malt whiskies, we never alter the spirit of Ireland when we put it in the bottle. A Drop of the Irish is just that!