- Suggested retail price: $589
- Thursday, February 9 (for as long as it lasts), we're pouring one ounce for $19
All Blackadder whiskies are single-barrel bottlings, with no chill-filtering and no color added. Their "Raw Cask" bottlings are bottled at cask strength, passing only through a rough sieve. Most whisky is filtered and most of it is cold stabilized. Cold stabilization is a process by which the whisky is brought near to freezing so that certain oils and natural fats (that can make a lower proof spirit go cloudy) fall out. This is done purely for cosmetic reasons. The Blackadder folk don't believe in it. Likewise they don't believe in added color. I like these guys!
The Statement Series, is the absolute finest bottlings from Blackadder. This Springbank "Statement Series" is one of 132 bottles, from a single cask that was distilled on May 31, 2001 and bottled in September of 2015.
Blackadder Raw Cask whisky are released at cask-strength, which keeps them from ever becoming cloudy. The bottles even contain flecks of barrel char that are not filtered out. It's as natural and raw a whisky as if you yourself popped the bung out of the barrel and drew it. This is how whisky was sold in days of yore, by the barrel.
Springbank is a delicious and quirky little distillery in the tiny region of Campbeltown. The malts from Campbeltown tend to be dry, a little briny, and much loved by connoisseurs. Springbank is perhaps the best known example. They definitely have a cult following, and we are members of that cult.
Next week in The Spirits Project
Domaine D'Aurensan Armagnac 1975