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Bladnoch

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List of the bottles

Bladnoch: official bottlings

Bladnoch

Aged 19 years, Whisky in the Church label

Age
19 years
Alcohol percentage
54,6 %
Bottler
Official
Cask number
single cask 30534
Bottle
16 of 30 btls
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0/100
Bladnoch 19 "Whisky in the Church"
Personal Comment

Bladnoch
aged 6 Years
Lightly Peated


Age
6 years
Alcohol percentage
58,1%
Particularity
Cask Strength
Bottler
Officiel
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Bladnoch 6 years
Personal Comment
Nice fruity first nose. Very refined impressions. Rather complex hints of ripe fruit and some light medicinal touches behind. Nice freshness too.
In the mouth a very impressive attack, very fresh and nice acid unripe fruits developing soon on smoother notes of cashew nuts.
Nice nutty and chocolate finish. Fresher notes appear a bit later.
The 6 years old version was nice. This one is impressive!
84/100
Comment by Johannes_Sauer
Colour: Vino verde. Nose: A very easy and fruity nose. Mostly unripe fruits, fresh picked green sweet apples (Klarapfel, it is called in Germany, early apples being picked right now in the summer...) and plums. Green wine grapes and, yes, again here, the very familiar and well loved typical Bladnoch water melon note. A peaty and smoky note lingers hidden in the back. They call it Lightly Peated and lightly peated it is for sure. Taste: Full and firm, the alcohol grabs you with some might but there is soft malt and this very easy fruitiness to balance the palate beautifully and make it a well drinkable dram at full strength. With water there is delicate hazelnuts, pineapples and soft caramel. I feel kinda tropical easy living but you better not forget the light peat adding some delicate and smooth spicy notes. Finish: The peat takes one step in the foreground while fruits and nuts dance samba on your tastebuds for a good while. No bitter or woody aftertaste. Conc.: A very inspired and well crafted whisky, very lightly peated indeed, let’s see if there is one more heavily peated Bladnoch to follow... Tasting date: 2009-08-05 Price in Kreuzberg: 52,00 Euro
87/100

Bladnoch

Aged 7 years, lightly peated

Age
7 years
Alcohol percentage
57,8 %
Bottler
Official
Cask number
single cask 333
Dates
Distil: 2-12-2001 Bottling: 9-4-2009
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84/100
bladnoch 7 peated
Personal Comment

Bladnoch

Sheep Label, 16 years

Age
16 years
Alcohol percentage
55,3 %
Bottler
Official
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85/100
Bladnoch 16 Sheep Label
COLOUR: Deep yellow.
NOSE : aromatic, firm, rich. Ripe fruits (apricot), citrus fruits. Flora (iris) Pepper, Butter toffee. Slightly medicinal (eucalyptus, balm).
Palate : smooth, oily. grassy, lemony. Fruits (apple, pear). White flowers, cut grass.
FINISH : lingering, liquorice. Hints of melon, red fruits rouges (raspberry, wood strawberry). Citrus. quince.
(la Maison du Whisky)
Personal Comment
This is one of the first official bottlings since the new owner has taken over the distillery. It's a pity that the production of that distillery is so confidential, because many people will not be able to taste this very nice bottle.
The nose is rather fresh and perfumed. A great diversity of aromas, from the cut grass freshness to some medicinal hints. In the palate, the pleasure just goes on, and here also a very great diversity of tastes is present, from fresh ripe fruits to malt. A kind of light acidity also ,may be due to the percentage of alcohol, which is respectable. A very nice finish. In short, a wonderful bottle, typical of its birth area, the Lowlands.
88/100
The nose is rather fresh and marked by cut grass, citrus fruits and a hint of spices. In the palate, the taste is first quite fresh but develops quickly on clearly marked violet or liquorice touches. An exceptional finish, marked by both citrus fruits and liquorice.
84/100
The nose is finely perfumed with cut grass, mint and hay. A nice presence of pepper gives it a very nice dimension. The mouth is first bitter and slightly acid. Very complex, it develops quickly on pleasant liquorice notes while keeping a light nutty character. The finis keeps the memory of liquorice and is specially long and warm, mainly because of the high percentage of alcohol.
84/100

Bladnoch

Sheep Label, 15 years

Age
15 years
Alcohol percentage
55,0 %
Bottler
Official
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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87/100
Bladnoch sheep label 15
Personal Comment
Clearly a fresh nose, so typical of the Lowlands whiskies. Hints of cut grass, ripe fruits (pear, melon). Both a great sweetness and a clear alcohol presence. In the palate, the same impression than during the nosing, with however some mentholated hints and a touch of woood in addition, which enhances the complexity of this nice malt. The finish is lingering, and all the nose and mouth impressions come back, from ripe fruit to menthol, through a discrete woody bitterness.
84/100
Comment by Johannes_Sauer
Colour: dark amber with a fascinating greenish (olive) shine. Nose: Very firm, a hefty whiff of alcohol at the first glance, but later a healthy oak note appears, so powerful you wouldn't guess a lowlander. Also zesty lemon, with water there is more deepness, a very fine complexity joins in with notes of dried fruits (figs, dates) and cane sugar. Taste: You should try the first sip without water: The mouth is full of the same complex sweetness mentioned above - dried apples, mowed grass, dry hay too, but also very solid wood. Traces of smoke. One could guess it's a Springbank maybe. With water there are soft hints of soap, citrus, fruits and forest herbs (Waldmeister). The whole dram gets a little more accessable. Finish: Long and smoothly abating, changing more to tropi! cal fruits (pineapple), later is the finish dominated by a plentiful of watermelon I never experienced that clearly. Conc.: The best (can I say that?) or at least one of the most impressive lowlands whisky I tasted so far.
92/100

Bladnoch

Sheep Label, 18 years

Age
18 years
Alcohol percentage
55,0 %
Bottler
Official
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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88/100
Bladnoch Sheep label 18
Personal Comment
A mix of light smoke and ripe fruit makes the first impression. Nice freshness, enhanced by touches of cut grass and mentholated and peppery notes appear after a few seconds, followed by licorice hints.
The first mouth is clearly on citrus fruit (grapefruit?) and develops quickly on dry fruits and milk chocolate. Very nice complexity. A real sensations firework in the palate with lots of nice flavours.
The finish is lingering and warm (by opposition of the freshness of the nose...) and dominated by memories of chocolate and walnut.
88/100

Bladnoch

Fauna & Flora ,10 years

Collection
Fauna & Flora
Age
10 years
Alcohol percentage
43,0 %
Bottler
Official
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83/100
Bladnoch 10 Fauna&Flora
The colour is deep amber. The palate is fresh, sweet and frank. Is stays dry, with a hint of acid, without being bitter.
All fragrances are concentrated in the cent er of the palate. The finish evokes sandal wood and is of an average length.

Personal Comment
The first impression is really pleasant, mix of fruits and cut grass. A Lowland with own character. The complexity of it evokes some Speyside whisky, while it keeps the freshness qualities, so representative of a Lowland malt. An excellent bottle I really recommend. Obviously, the Fauna & Flora collection is really remarkable, even if it is rather expensive.
84/100
The nose detects subtle flavours of ripe fruit on a malt background. The taste is close to sweet citrus fruits (orange) and gives an sensation of freshness and sweetness. The finish is rather short.
79/100
The nose is very smooth, with clear hints of ripe fruit. In the mouth, smootness dominates too, with a very nice complexity, going from malted barley and ripe pear to sweet citrus fruti. The finish si rather short and slightly bitter.
84/100

Bladnoch

Aged 22 years, cask 5070

Age
22 years
Alcohol percentage
51,7 %
Bottler
Official
Cask number
single cask 5070
Dates
Distil: 21/11/1990 Bottling: 18/04/2013
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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0/100
Bladnoch 22 years
Personal Comment

Bladnoch

Rare Malts 23 years

Collection
Rare Malts
Age
23 years
Alcohol percentage
53,6 %
Bottler
Official
Dates
Distil: 1977 Bottling: 2001
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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85/100
Bladnoch Rare malts 23
Personal Comment
The nose is both floral and spiced, with a touch of smoke and quite a nice freshness. Some hay hints. In the palate, a kind of complexity. First slightly aggressive (due to the percentage of alcohol) with some acid and some bitter notes developing quickly on unripe nuts flavours and then on cereals. A nice palette of tastes. Lots of contrasts in the mouth. The finish is interesting, rather long and bitter. After a while woody notes and some more acid hints come back in the palate..
84/100

Bladnoch: independent bottlings

Bladnoch

Vintage 1980 (Signatory)

Collection
Vintage
Age
18 years
Alcohol percentage
55,5 %
Bottler
Signatory
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87/100
The colour is gold with amber glints. The nose, vegetable is slightly fruited. The mouth evokes red fruit with precision.The finish is liquoriced and chocolaty at the same time.


(la Maison du Whisky)

Personal Comment
The nose is rather discrete. The first palate impression recalls cut hay with some slight animal touches. After this, the mouth develops on liquorice and violet. A finish with an average length reveals clearly liquorice hints. An excellent bottle.
79/100
The rather discrete nose is very fresh, cut grass and fruits. A slightly acid touch over some very pronounced violet and liquorice tastes. The finish is not very long but pleasant, and the liquorice hints are still present.
79/100
A very beautiful nose with nice hints of dry hay and fruits. Some meaty hints too. Then some notes of liquorice wood appear. A bit of smoke on the background. A very pleasant impression in the palate, made from ripe fruits, a touch of violet and the freshness of cut grass. Spices too. The finish is rather long and very discrete hints of violet share the attention with fruit notes.
84/100

Bladnoch

Connoisseurs Choice 1988

Collection
Connoisseurs Choice
Age
13 years
Alcohol percentage
40,0 %
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail
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76/100
Bladnoch 1988 Connoisseurs choice
Personal Comment
The Lowland whiskies are not famous for their complexity, but this bottle is the exception to the rule. All the sweetness of a Lowland, with its hints of cut grass allied to the strength of a raced whisky leaves a delicious impression in the mouth for a while. The only trouble is the price of the bottle, but this is quite normal when the recent history of the distillery is kept in mind. A new example of the know-how of the independent bottler Gordon & MacPhail.
79/100
During the second tasting, the complexity seemed to have disappeared, and the sweet honeyish character was dominant. The freshness of the first tasting was not there anymore. A kind of disappointment...
74/100.
A rather floral nose with some discrete grass hints. The taste is somewhere between sweet and bitter, with a relative complexity. It does not really taste like a very great whisky. The finish is rather sweet.
74/100
The nose is marked by smells of malt and wax combined to hint of hay and other farmy smells covering light floral notes. In the palate, clear hints of lavender appear behind some rather neutral malty fragrances, leaving a kind of watery feeling in the mouth. The finish is relatively sweet, rather short and clearly marked by some violet hints.
74/100

Bladnoch

The ultimate single malt collection 1991

Collection
The Ultimate Single Malt selection
Age
11 years
Alcohol percentage
43,0 %
Bottler
The Ultimate Whisky Company
Cask
Bourbon
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60/100
Bladnoch 1991
Personal Comment
The nose does not announce an exceptional malt. Some cut grass smell mixed to acid fruit (pears?) hints. The mouth does not deny this first impression. A clear lack of character and a malt with some warmth. A finish of average length and after all not unpleasant. It is some little malt unpretentious, but very nice, related to its price.
60/100
The nose is quite unpleasantly medicinal, kind of mixture of ether and pear alcohol. Not easy to recognize a whisky by nosing only... In the mouth, a some alcoholic aggressiveness with acid touches, but a however perceptible kind of fruity roundness is not able to do forget about the burning impression the beverage provokes. The question is how it is possible such a cask has been matured at the Bladnoch distillery. The finish is marked by the same alcohol impression, and is rather unpleasant too, with still this touch of acidity which remains much too long.
56/100
A fresh but rather flat nose. It reveals essentially fruit spirit notes. Just pear alcohol. The mouth is much similar. Ripe pears, no depth, even a bit sickly. The finish is not different. Not really interesting.
65/100

Bladnoch

James Mac Arthur Cask Strength 1992

Collection
Old Masters
Age
10 years
Alcohol percentage
58,5 %
Bottler
James Mac Arthur
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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65/100
Bladnoch 1992
The nose is fine with a hint of lemon and fresh grass.
The taste is fruity with some flower touches
A long finish.
Personal Comment
What a cruel deception. There are so many fine versions of Bladnoch, the whisky who reconciled me with Lowland malts. I expected to find in the cask strength version, all the pleasures of the cut grass smells, so characteristic for the whiskies from this region. Unfortunately the taste reminded me some very young white grain alcohol. The high alcohol percentage just adds a burn impression in the palate. This bottle is really to avoid...
56/100
The second tasting took place months later, and did not confirm the first one at all. On the contrary, the nose was pleasant, with the traditional fresh notes, characteristic of the Lowlands whiskies. The alcohol did not bother at all, and the whisky is rather pleasant. The finish was rather pleasant and long too... Is this mystery of the enormous difference between both tastings due to the fact the bottle was open since a while the second time? Oxidation phenomenon? Mystery....
70/100
The nose is fruity and slightly medicinal (ether) with some light hint of cut herb and announces a nice whisky. However, in the mouth the taste recalls more a pear alcohol than a whisky, and this alters the pleasure promise of the nose. A rather plain whisky, no surprise, even if the high degree of alcohol does not hinder at all. A quite long finish, still marked by ripe fruits (pear).
70/100

Bladnoch

James Mac Arthur 10 years

Collection
Old Masters
Age
10 years
Alcohol percentage
43,0 %
Bottler
James Mac Arthur
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67/100
Bladnoch 10
Personal Comment
Unlike the cask strength version from the same bottler, this bottle has a certain charm. The nose reveals some indistinct hints of cut grass, and the first impression in the mouth is that of cut grass, so typical for malts from this area. A certain lack of complexity however, but this is rather normal for whiskies from the Lowlands. A pleasant finish, slightly sugared does not spoil the general impression.
70/100
The nose is rather acid and reveals clearly the smell of cut grass and citrus fruit (lemon). In the palate, a prominence of alcohol and a taste which recalls blank pear alcohol. A warm finish without nuances...
65/100.

Bladnoch

Signatory Vintage 1988

Collection
Signatory Vintage
Age
12 years
Alcohol percentage
43,0 %
Bottler
Signatory
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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81/100
Bladnoch Vintage 1980
Personal Comment
Is there something magic in the ageing or is it the quality of the bottlings of Signatory? This Cask Strength Bladnoch is really fantastic. All the sweetness of a Lowland associated to the power of a cask strength. At the first nosing, this bottle appears to be of a wonderful quality. The nose detects all the characteristic hints of malts from this area: cut grass etc.. and despite the high percentage of alcohol, the mouth is not hurt at all by alcohol burnings. A very long and pleasant finish. An excellent bottling, but not really cheap... One has to pay for quality....
84/100
The nose, revealing hints of ripe fruits on a background of cut grass, is very complex and rich in aromas. In the palate, the malt mixed to chocolate ant woody notes go on with a kind of aromatic firework one would like to have more often. A long and pleasant finish, going on on malt with an extraordinary depth.
88/100
The nose is really expressive, with nice fruity hints, somewhere between the green apple and the tangerine, on a bed of fresh cut grass. Nice complexity! In the palate, a slightly dominating woody touch, besides the fruity character, some chocolate, and a very nice smoothness. The whole is rather sweet despite the alcohol percentage. The finish is from the same nature of the palate, very complex with a pleasant woody dominance. A great bottle.
88/100

Bladnoch

1990

Collection
Celebration of the Cask
Age
21 years
Alcohol percentage
60,6 %
Bottler
Càrn Mòr (The Scottish Liqueur Centre)
Cask
Bourbon barrel
Cask number
single cask 30005
Dates
Distil: 26-01-1990 Bottling: 17-10-2011
Bottle
159 of 194 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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0/100
Bladnoch Carn Mor 1990
Personal Comment

Bladnoch

Bourbon Barrel 1990

Age
21 years
Alcohol percentage
54,3 %
Bottler
Malts of Scotland
Cask
Bourbon barrel
Cask number
single cask 12019
Dates
Distil: 07-1990 Bottling: 04-2012
Bottle
93 of 115 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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Forum 77/100
Personal Comment

Bladnoch

Bourbon barrel 1991

Age
21 years
Alcohol percentage
50,9 %
Bottler
Malts of Scotland
Cask
Bourbon barrel
Cask number
single cask 12026
Dates
Distil: 04/1991 Bottling: 05/2012
Bottle
56 of 163 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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88/100
Bladnoch MOS 1991
Personal Comment

Colour: Pale yellow
A very fresh nose combining notes of yellow fruit with aromas of cut grass. Then just discrete notes of biscuit. Alcohol seems well integrated at the the nose and without being very complex the nose that is well balanced while presenting a series of different facets.
The first impression on the palate is very pleasant, mix of acid notes and ripe fruit. Very surprising and very interesting.
The mouth extends very well the nose, and the same impressions of balanced complexity are present here too.
The finish is fresh and has the same characteristics as the nose and mouth. The length is medium.
An excellent bottle.
90/100


Bladnoch

Old Malt Cask 14 years

Collection
Old malt cask
Age
14 years
Alcohol percentage
50 %
Bottler
Douglas Laing
Cask
refill butt
Cask number
single cask 3027
Dates
Distil: 12/1991 Bottling: 07/2006
Bottle
777 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered
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0/100
Bladnoch 14 yo OMC
Personal Comment

Bladnoch: samples

Bladnoch

John McDougall selection 1990

Collection
John McDougall Selection
Age
17 years
Alcohol percentage
54,2 %
Bottler
John McDougall
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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79/100
Personal Comment
A very fresh nose, mixing smells of cut grass, hay and mint. A kind of duff smell seems to hang over this whisky, which enhances the nosing pleasure.
The mouth is first very close to pear alcohol and it develops later on some more bitter notes, without however considerably enhance the taste palette. The nose was really promising but the mouth is a bit disappointing.
The finish is warm and relatively long and fruity hints remain discretely present.Not this spectacular finish some Bladnoch bottles offer us...
79/100

Bladnoch

Cadenhead's CS 1989

Collection
Authentic Collection
Age
18 years
Alcohol percentage
47,8 %
Bottler
Cadenhead
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84/100
Personal Comment
The first nose is clearly marked by cut grass but is quickly covered by wax notes and hints of yeast. It seems to lose parts of its original freshness after a few minutes in the glass. he general impression remains good however, with even a touch of smoke on the background.
The mouth is dry and reveals first some pear alcohol aspects before developing on bitterer notes. Nice fruity taste, it's just a shame this impression of dryness goes on...
The finish is long and very pleasant.
84/100

Bladnoch

1991-2012

Age
22 years
Alcohol percentage
47,8 %
Bottler
Pure Spirit
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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89/100
bladnochPureSpirit22
Personal Comment

Bladnoch

21 years old

Collection
Sestante Collection
Age
21 years
Alcohol percentage
58,7 %
Bottler
Silver Seal
Dates
Distil: 1990 Bottling: 2011
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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WDTS2012-07 83/100
Bladnoch 21 Sestante
Personal Comment
WDTS2012-07
Comment by Mars
Nose: Some new make, looks very young, herbaceous, fresh. Lemon and light smoke.
Mouth: Uber fruity at first with a touch of smoke. Nice balance between the sweet and acid side. Becomes more lemony with ventilation.
Finish: Biscuit, grass. After a long aeration it's very fruity with lots of citrus. Long and a bit aggressive.

Comments: Lacks complexity to reach 90 pts. The balance is wonderful.

89/100
WDTS2012-07
Comment by RX21
Color: Pale yellow
Nose: Iodine, vegetable, licorice
Mouth: Peat, Lemon, Coffee, black chocolate
Finish: Salty

88/100
WDTS2012-07
Comment by Roblanza
color: pale yellow
nose: very mild, fresh citrus fruits, bananas, vanilla and honey, little mineral peated notes
taste: peat in the taste is more obvious than the nose, lots of fruits like banana, apricot and fresh citrus. The finish is long and full of 'earthy' tones, fruitiness and with a little 'bite'

87/100
WDTS2012-07
Commentaire de Dagde
Nose: There is honey, candied lemon, malt, apple with white wine. It is both delicious and very fresh. A lovely nose.

Palate: Honey (light), lemon, apple, malt, spices (just enough), salt and chocolate cream. It improves with the addition of water (softer but without loss of flavor).

Finish: The finish is drier finish on the malt slightly fruity but with a return of spices (cinnamon, a little too much).

Comment: Maybe not the most complex dram in the world but definitely a great success, consistently. It will be objected that the final round is a little less and a little below.
87/100
WDTS2012-07
Comment by Canis_Lupus
Dress: White Wine.
Nose: Pungent nose first on dried fruit, walnuts and walnut shell. Yellow lemon (lemon curd). As sour whey. Milk and cereal notes, like a bowl of oatmeal in the morning. Sponge pastry notes, which mingle discreet notes of red fruit tart on the tart? The cake (especially the crust) and quince jelly.
Palate: Creamy, spicy, becomes warm. A little woody bitterness.
Finale: In the wake of the mouth, mostly woody.

Comment: The nose is pretty, though atypical. The mouth is a little unbalanced without being disagreeable. Water clears the nose, but softens the mouth.
86/100
WDTS2012-07
Comment by Borg
Color: almost transparent, a slight hint of yellow. Never had a whisky that colorless
Nose: hmmmm, vanilla caramel sweetness, then some young fresh grass
Taste: alcohol burn at first, than energizing warm, malt in the end
After: long warmness, medium dry.

Overall a light whisky, nice and clean spirit.
85/100
WDTS2012-07
Comment by Jean-Michel
Colour: Very pale white wine.
Nose: Straightforward and soft at the same time. Very fragrant. Flowery and close to the cereal. Soft roasted, grounded, soaked malt. Quite some organics too. A bouquet left a bit to long in its vase and the stems of which have started to decay in the water. Sounds strange, but smells nice! Delicate and fragrant, actually.
Mouth: Starts very flowery. Like chewing fresh rose petals. Unfolds on lots of nectar and honeydew. A rum-spooned Lowland, would that exist? Grows tastier, bolder and hotter (52% ?) at the same time. Really good.
Finish: Long and malty. Leaves your mouth fresh and clean.
Comment: A classy and delicate flowery malt boosted by a warm honeyed mouthfeel.

85/100
WDTS2012-07
Comment by Dede
Couleur : Vin blanc
Nez : Frais, printanier, sur les fruits jaunes (prunes) accompagnés de l'acidité tonique des agrumes, à la manière d'une note de bergamote dans un parfum, et de talc. L'alcool se fait toutefois ressentir. L'eau lui fait perdre un peu de cette fraîcheur.
Bouche : Comme prévu, l'alcool est très (trop) présent, et écrase les autres arômes. On parvient toutefois à discerner des notes florales assez nettes et un peu de fruit. Ajoutons-y un peu d'eau. Il est plus agréable ainsi. Les notes florales demeurent, sur les bonbons à la violette et l'eau de rose. De la réglisse aussi.
Finale : Longue, sur la violette et la réglisse.

Conclusion : Un malt surprenant qui a besoin d'eau. L'alliance de la réglisse et de la violette est intéressante, d'autant plus qu'on ne la soupçonne pas au nez. Pas mon profil favori, mais il a le mérite de proposer quelque chose de différent.
84/100
WDTS2012-07
Comment by Hoke
Colour : Very light
Nose : Vanilla, and notes of citrus coming through, and then the alcohol takes over
Taste : the alcohol is overwhelming, giving a warm feeling, again vanilla and citrus
Finish : Long and warm

Overall : not bad, but not my style of whisky

84/100
WDTS2012-07
Comment by Singlemalt71
Nose: At first fresh and fruity (apples and pears). Later on a little bit malty and nutty.
Taste: Sweet malty tones with some bitterness at the end.
Finish: Long, powerful and peppery.

84/100
WDTS2012-07
Comment by mapi
Color: colorless, vague reflections straw
Nose: The nose is yeasty and milky (with hints of banana). There is of fat, cut hay, cereal and fresh minty or herbaceous side.
Mouth: a beautiful structure: first the sweetness and alcohol before the aromas and back on alcohol. It's really about the sweetness of cocoa butter.
Finish: Medium length. The finish is consistent. We find the flavors detected on the nose and mouth, butter, white chocolate and a herbaceous touch.

Looks like a young whisky, a little too one-dimensional.
84/100
WDTS2012-07
Comment by Whiskywardrobe
“Very young whisky bottled at very high strength. Not a combination that I enjoy, sorry”
This dram has a white wine-like color.

Nose (84): (4)average. floral, citrus, honey, spices.
Taste (82): powerful. floral, citrus, spices, honey. This smell of newmake!
Finish (81): (5)longer than average. floral, potatoes.

82/100
WDTS2012-07
Comment by Savoureur
appearance: Riesling
nose: medium intensity, alcohol present but not disturbing, unripe fruits, vegetables, wash back, agglomerated grains (like cow feed)
taste: medium intensity, fairly well integrated alcohol, slightly bitter, fresh vegetables, wash back, unripe fruits, pepper
finish: short

82/100
WDTS2012-07
Comment by Piazzolla
Nose: sugar cane and cereals (Kellogg's). Crepe Suzette.
Palate: quite bitter vegetable and discreet. Continues in the same vein with some aromatic herbs (thyme?) Or seeds (mustard). Slightly spicy still ...
Finish: rather short
Conclusion: interesting (because no default profile and somewhat unusual), but it is a blow of heart for me.
82/100
WDTS2012-07
Comment by Flonews
Color: very, very clear
Nose: The first notes  immediately make think of a "new spirit". Alcohol is present, wrapped in notes of pears. The grain appears after some time.
Palate: The alcohol is very present, but leaves enough time to an oily texture to settle. After the wave of alcohol, other flavors have had time to appear. I stay on notes of pears, going over to the cereal to finish on a slight astringency. Quince maybe. Wood notes underline the retro-olfaction.
Adding water neutralizes the oily attack, which finally handicaps it. Dryness and bitterness moves faster. The trend is less balanced. But there is more pear!
Final: Curiously, although this is not a festival of flavors, the finish is quite long. The oily side of the attack seems to have captured the scents and gently releases.

If it really is a "new spirit", he promises!
82/100
WDTS2012-07
Comment by Wiski
Colour: Pale gold.
Nose: The nose is very malty, cereal, especially oatmeal. It is clearly marked by notes of floral honey. Focuses on the fruity apple and pear.
Mouth: Iodine, slightly herbaceous, floral, marine and coastal, fresh, slightly minty, with notes of wax and fat ... With water much iodized fresh and marine, with hints of almonds.
Finale: A peppery taste in the final, a fine point smoke long.

If I had to put a name on this whisky, it would Clynelish in Hogshead, 1997. This is accurate, but hey, it's just a game is not it?
82/100
WDTS2012-07
Comment by Jmputz
Couleur: Vin blanc
Voici un nez très subtil gâché malheureusement par un taux d'alcool très élevé, obligeant à garder le whisky dans le verre durant de nombreuses minutes pour en saisir toutes les nuances. Le nez est léger, fruité avec un peu d'herbe coupée en arrière-plan. Une légère impression médicinale.
La bouche est surprenante. Très acide et un alcool très fort... Une fois la première surprise passée, d'intéressantes notes fruitées viennent réconforter les papilles. Pas mal d'épices également. Le tout un peu écrasé par ce taux trop encombrant.
La finale est agréablement fruitée, fraîche mais conserve longtemps le souvenir de cet alcool qui a gêné la dégustation dans son ensemble. Dommage, ce whisky avait un fort potentiel.

81/100
WDTS2012-07
Comment by Jbrice
Nose: Very surprising. Spirity upfront and evoking the spirit out of the still. A bit of peat, wildflowers, many of anise, a hint and a bit medicinal brine. Then, over the vent, the fruity side develops. I would even say the dough with fruit in the background, spices. This nose is "turning." From a side to the other loop. What I prefer is the fruity side.
Palate: cask for sure! Very powerful attack on the side spirits. Oily.
Finish: long on anise.

Comments: Quite powerful and unusual. Adding water adds nothing really positive if it is a lower rate of alcohol. Nose, when he is on the fruity side, is very pleasant. Nice but bottled too young in my opinion.
81/100
WDTS2012-07
Comment by Malt1972
Colour: white wine
Nosing: spirity, like new make. Grainy, and grassy, herbal notes as well. Juniper?
Tasting: very aromatic but at the same time alcoholic. Punchy and spicy. No complexity at all.
Finish: not that long, vermouth-like

Comment: the nose is not very inviting, but the taste is all right. Probably a young whisky. Could be Dutch Jenever put on a refill bourbon cask for some years as well!.
79/100
WDTS2012-07
Comment by Amor57
The nose is malty, a dominant pear; it shows marine signs and a hint of alcohol. Fairly expressive. With aeration, the profile is still uninspiring: pear hazelnut but also low enough, traces of heated metal. See if the mouth is enhances the level, the attack is absent, or, failing that, it has a little bitterness. alcohol develops on the tannins. Looking good, one detects apple. The finish is smooth, mouth after rough. Or rather vanilla vanillin (synthetic vanilla), Strawberry synthetic ... It is the chemical. Just a hint of lemon meet all. Whiskey disappointing. Fortunately, the final softens the note ...
78/100
WDTS2012-07
Comment by ALouis
Color: White wine
Nose: Very malty on the apple and pear and hints of moisture from cellar. Some spices in the background.
Taste: The malt dominates and alcohol is very present. Some autumn fruits in the background.
A young whisky which does not tells that much.
Final average over the malt and spices.
70/100

Bladnoch not in collection

Bladnoch

1992, 16 years Boubon Casks, Ace'd in Amarone casks

Age
16 years
Alcohol percentage
44,6 %
Bottler
Murray McDavid
Cask
Bourbon
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79/100
Bladnoch MMC
Personal Comment
Comment by Johannes_Sauer
Colour: You coud say rosé wine, but since it is no wine, you also could say copper. For sure it is redder than any whisky I seen before.
Nose: Very very fruity. A very pleasant fruit salad made of strawberries, green apples, pineapples, sultanas and cantaloupe with a dash of lemon, properly mingeled and coated with brown sugar and a little caramel syrup. Also added for taste there might be some drops of white cuban rum and Maraschino liqueur.
Taste: Less fruity than the nose suggests. There are still the fruits but added are now oats, baking yeast (pizza dough) and traces of sea salt and even hints of spicy pepper and cocoa powder. This is no more fruitsalad but a very nice and pleasant, but perhaps a little too unbalanced whisky.
Finish: Full and warming and not very long. The very last impression appearing now is a nice dry wooden note I did not notice until now.
Conc.: A very fine and pleasant whisky, but for a Bladnoch my expectations might have been too high. In a blind tasting I was convinced to have a Buichladdich in my glass, and that’s what the whisky tastes like. For me it tastes like a pretty young Laddie (like Rocks), but not like an older Bladnoch.
Tasting date: 10/8/2009
79/100

Bladnoch

17 years

Collection
Authentic Collection
Age
17 years
Alcohol percentage
55,1 %
Bottler
Cadenhead
Dates
Distil: 1992 Bottling: 06-2009
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75/100
Bladnoch cadenhead 17
Personal Comment

Comment by

Johannes Sauer

Colour: Bright straw. Oily and tearful. Non coloured.
Nose: A typical Lowlander from the very beginning: Delicate floral - Fresh herbs, Waldmeister and freshly mowed grass. Grean meadow after a summer rain. Also lots of sweet dried fruits like sultanas and dates. Honey made from citrus blossoms (if there is something like that and this honey tastes a little lemony that is -if you like country music sing Orange Blossom Special...).Little soap maybe but very fine, not at all disturbing.
Taste: Very soft and much more honey combined with herbs and blossoms. Later buttered shortbread with coffee. White Toblerone (the swiss chocolate with honey and almonds, the white one) Nice but there is not much complexity indeed. This a little flat impression increases even when water is added.
Finish: Sweet, full and rather long, more coffee (with milk) and butter tablet.
Conc.: Sweet, full and pleasant, but few of what I call complexity. For a Bladnoch I think it’s a little disappointing (too lowlandish and not enough “Old Style” like the new ones I love so much...).

Tasting date: 7/06/2010
Price in Germany (2009): 59 Euro

75/100


Bladnoch

Straight from the Cask 1990

Collection
Straight from the Cask
Age
14 years
Alcohol percentage
53 %
Bottler
Signatory
Cask
Bourbon
Cask number
single cask 964
Dates
Distil: 1990 Bottling: 2004
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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Forum 80/100
Bladnoch Straigth from the cask
Personal Comment

Bladnoch

1990-2004

Age
14 years
Alcohol percentage
43 %
Bottler
Signatory
links & average quote
87/100
Personal Comment

Bladnoch

Bourbon Barrel 1989-2001

Age
13 years
Alcohol percentage
56,3 %
Bottler
Cadenhead
Cask
bourbon barrel
Dates
Distil: 1989 Bottling: 2001
links & average quote
BT2010 85/100
See: BT2010
Personal Comment

Bladnoch

1980

Age
18 years
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Kingsbury
Cask number
3429
Dates
Distil: 1980 Bottling: 1998
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BT2005 0/100
see: See tasting notes:BT2005
Personal Comment

Bladnoch

1990, Daily Dram

Collection
The Nectar of Daily Drams
Age
23 years
Alcohol percentage
52,8 %
Bottler
The Nectar
Cask
Oak cask
Dates
Distil: 1990 Bottling: 2103
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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87/100
Personal Comment

Bladnoch

Small batch 1992

Collection
Small Batch
Age
21 years
Alcohol percentage
54,9 %
Bottler
Cadenhead
Cask
Bourbon Hogshead
Dates
Distil: 1992 Bottling: 2004
Bottle
510 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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Forum 87/100
Personal Comment

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