Country: Scotland
Type: Blended Malt
Bottler: Blackadder
ABV: 53.2%
Score: 90 points

Blackadder "The Legendary" 29 Year Old Blended Malt Scotch Whisky. Image courtesy Glass Revolution Imports.This 29-year-old single cask blended malt was labeled “Burnside” on the cask, and that’s a code in the blending community meaning a cask of Balvenie single malt that’s been “teaspooned” with a little bit of Glenfiddich before leaving the distillery – so that no one can bottle it later as a single malt. It was distilled in 1988 and bottled in 2018 just a few months shy of 30 years later, and the nose has notes of baked apples, butterscotch, honey, dried fruits, and touches of sandalwood and oak. The taste has a fruity tartness balanced by spicy notes of clove, cardamom, tree fruits and a touch of oak. The finish is long, well-balanced, and fruity with lingering spices. (June, 2020)