Bladnoch Talia

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Celebrating 200 Years
Stated Age
27 years old
Bourbon Cask Finish
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
16 May 2018 12:26 pm by Lalalande

Average value

€ 376.13

11 × in wishlist

23 × member ratings

28 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bladnoch Talia

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.68 points

  1. Thermidor scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Out of the three Talia releases I tasted, this is the quiet one.

    Tasted in a Bladnoch lineup:
    Pure Scot blend (75 pts.), Pure Scot Virgin Oak blend (73), New Make (70), Samsara (77), 10yo (76), 11yo (79), 14yo (82), 15yo Adela (79), 17yo red wine finish (77), 25yo Talia (83), 26yo Talia (84), 27yo Talia (82).
    • Nose
      Some JD-like bourbon notes, and vanilla. Grassiness. The 25 and 26yo give much more on the nose than this one.
    • Taste
      Reminds me of the 10 and 11yo, with this gentle pear-dominated taste. Some stale wood marks age, but otherwise this feels like it could be aged anything. Sure there is nothing wrong with it, but the price point is too optimistic.
    • Finish
      Gooseberries and bourbon cask fruitiness, and a wisp of ethanol.

  2. Allandale scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Rich and old
    • Nose
      Quite rich, waxy,malty, orange peel,honey with spicy toasted vanilla and grassy notes.
    • Taste
      Soft and rich and tongue coating. Spicy heather honey, gingerbread, a hint of Seville orange with slightly nutty and sweet vanilla oakiness.
    • Finish
      Long, lovely balanced oak, lightly dry and spicy,gently warming and lingering.

  3. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur


    From 'old-old’ stock, meaning it’s juice from the Arthur Bell administration.

    N: A soft nose, one that’s almost hiding.
    T: Soft again, delivering soft & silky aromatic barley juice. The wood is fully respectful to the spirit. You can imagine someone whacking a batch of young whisky into neutral casks/vat whilst the distillery organised & re-organised itself in the 1980’s. Further reading: SW.
    F: Light butyric.
    C: Of course the [£1000] price-tag is absurd with regards to the juice inside the bottle, but it is rare Bladnoch. Yet another sign of the times.

    Scores a C+


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