Blackadder International was founded in 1995 by Robin Tucek and John Lamond, the authors of The Malt Whisky File: The Essential Guide for the Malt Whisky Connoisseur.
The company has been named after the fugitive 17th Century preacher John Blackadder, who evaded the authorities for seven years. Blackadder International specializes in single cask bottlings and Robin Tucek personally selects each cask. Blackadder Raw Cask range was launched in 2000 and consists of whiskies bottled in its purest form, uncut and unfiltered. Inchgower 20 years old comes from ex-sherry butt no. 692 filled in July 1995 and bottled in September 2015 with an outrun of 582 bottles.
Nose: rich and intense, honey, toffee, dark chocolate, apples, banana bread, roasted almonds, raisins, pepper, hints of hay and oak.
Palate: more spice than on the nose, caramel, toffee, chocolate-coated raisins, apricots, black cherries, pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg, hints of aniseed and oak.
Finish: medium long, with notes of honey, dried fruit, almonds, licorice, aniseed, pepper and oak.