Blackadder’s philosophy is very simple – they believe that the Cask is King. Sixty to seventy percent of the flavours in a whisky are taken up slowly from the cask as the spirit lies maturing in the warehouse. The action of changing temperature draws the spirit in and out of the cask. Every cask is unique, with its own fingerprint. This is why they bottle most of the whiskies from single casks. We don’t believe in chilling or otherwise heavily filtering our whiskies, and we never, repeat never, add caramel colouring and flavouring to our spirits. We have always believed the personalities of our whiskies are colourful enough.