Blackadder International is a family-run, independent bottling company, established in 1995 by Robin Tucek who now runs the business with his son, Michael, and daughter, Hannah. 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 their whiskies from single casks. Blackadder doesn’t believe in chilling or otherwise heavily filtering their whiskies, and they never, repeat never, add caramel colouring and ﬂavouring to their spirits. They has always believed the personalities of their whiskies are colourful enough.