Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Blackwater Distillery (BLDI)
Bottling serie
Irish Whiskey
Triple Cask (Bourbon+Rye/Stout+Port)
Batch 1
Number of bottles
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
16 Jun 2020 9:11 pm by whisky313

Average value

€ 34.90

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Whisky Reviews for Blackwater Distillery Velvet Cap BLDI

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.42 points

  1. Lough scored this whisky 80 points Member Junior

    A successful whiskey in which the PLV is right.
    • Nose
      Dark fruit compote with vanilla sauce, accompanied by a touch of honey. The nose is dominated by fine vanilla, paired with caramel and butterscotch. The port influence can easily be seen in the background, but does not seem very dominant. In the nose you can see effervescent powder with a raspberry flavor again and again. After a while, malty notes with a hint of coriander underlined by orange appear.
    • Taste
      Again, there is a lot of vanilla, honey and caramel in the foreground, which force themselves on the dark fruits and slowly rise to a forest fruit tea, made from blueberry, currant and rose hip. The whole thing is rounded off by fresh yeast pastries, which delicately carry the fruit and sweetness.
    • Finish
      A present and rounded finish that carries the fruity sweetness into a mild, slightly peppery-sweet finish. And finally, kiss sweet vanilla after the herbs say goodbye shortly before.

  2. whisky313 scored this whisky 81 points Specialist

    Info from Irish Whiskeys:

    Peter has long considered which whiskey he will launch next. Actually it should be a high quality single malt range, like the Retronaut (WBID # 107386) was. Now he has found that there are more and more whiskeys in the higher price segment, but there are almost no special whiskeys on the market in the cheaper price segment. This is how the idea for Velvet Cap came about. Until the 1960s, Velvet Cap was the whiskey of local dealers, bottled in Dungarven. The Blackwater Distillery then found out how the whiskey was matured in the local museum. And then the idea for Velvet Cap was born.

    Velvet Cap, is a blended whiskey. After the whiskey was blended, it matured again in bourbon, rye / stout and port wine barrels. The Rye / Stout barrels are special. This is where master distiller John Wilcox started filling Stout in a rolling system in Ryefässer last year, then Rye again, then Stout again. This is how very special barrels were created.

    The whiskeys used for this blended whiskey are NOT from their own distillery yet, but it has become a really special whiskey.

    The influence of these 3 barrel types has created a very special whiskey. The whiskey is pleasant to drink and has nice complex notes.

    The first batch is limited to 6000 bottles.

    Vol.%: 40%

    Capacity: 0.7 liters

    Country of origin: Ireland

    Dye: No.

    Manufacturer: Blackwater Distillery, Church Road, Ballinlevane East, Ballyduff, Co. Waterford, P51 C5C6, Ireland


    Aroma: dark fruit notes, honey, almond cake, cocoa
    Flavor: vanilla, dark fruit notes, caramel, spice
    Aftertaste: long-lasting with sweetness and fruity notes

  3. DenverbroncosDuke scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    For an Irish whiskey with only 40% taste, it is very voluminous and rich.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Soft and fruity, nevertheless nice and strong, fruity rhubarb and berry notes, a hint of vanilla.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Again rhubarb and berry notes, 'vinous' notes and also some stout with dark malt.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Light and casually flowing, somewhat fruity and nice malty.


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