Bunnahabhain 1987 (Blackadder)

We have too little Blackadder whiskies on this website, I guess. This label by Robin Tucek has a pretty good reputation, but somehow it manages to stay out of my focus.

This Bunnahabhain 1987 was distilled November 1987 and bottled May 2014. Plenty of similar casks in the 24xx-25xx range have been bottled in the past couple of years.



Bunnahabhain 26yo 1987 BlackadderBunnahabhain 26 yo 1987
(61,7%, Blackadder Raw Cask 2014, hogshead #2488, 192 btl.)

Nose: some estery notes at first, moving towards garden fruits and oranges as well as some golden raisins. Polished oak. Honey and cinnamon buns. Unfolds nicely, growing slightly more tropical and jammy. Some earthy and spicy notes in the background.

Mouth: rich and fruity (apricots, raisins, oranges and whitecurrant), quite sweet and honeyed with hints of vanilla, mocha and chocolate. Subtle drier notes of cinnamon, tobacco and walnuts. Enough oak, but the pleasant kind. Grassy notes too, but these soften with a few drops of water.

Finish: long and rather green, half fruity (candy apple), half grassy with some ashy touches.

A beautiful Bunnahabhain, probably from a refill sherry cask. We’ve had all kinds of 1987 casks (bourbon, subtle sherry, dark sherry) and they were all pretty great. This one needs a bit of water. Around € 180. Thank you, Angelo.

Score: 90/100