Bladnoch 10-year-old

Overall rating
84.38/100
votes
410
Whiskybase ID
WB113367
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Celebrating 200 Years
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Bourbon
Strength
46.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
851370006358
Added on
08 jun 2018 7:16 pm by IsleofArrik
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 109.14

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Whisky reviews for Bladnoch 10-year-old

106 users have left 111 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 84.38 points.

  1. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    The nose is great, typical Lowlander. The rest is quite demanding. On the one hand nice that it was not a fruity vanilla bomb, but that's a rather bulky matter. Nevertheless, clearly identify as Bladnoch.
    • Nose
      Light fruits, grass, citrus, some vanilla and a slightly musty oak. In sum, a nice Lowlander nose.
    • Taste
      surprisingly strong, bulky, very dry, oak, citrus, almost bitter.
    • Finish
      Tart, oak and lots of citrus, grapefruit, bitterness. Much of it, like a whole handful of citrus peel.

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  3. WhiskyCasual scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    I don't like the slightly acidic nose that much. All in all a great whisky, with grapes, malt, some coconut,..
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  4. justiest scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Very fresh and summery. Like freshly cut grass and biscuits.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. JoshNRW scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    My second Bladnoch this evening and again characterized by a very good distillate that really has potential with more time and better barrels.

    Overall it is well produced, but still looks a bit younger and even stronger.
    • Nose
      85 85
      The nose is the modern Bladnoch with intense, simple and lush notes of fruit and grass. This one is a bit spicier and less sweet than the 11yo from 2020 that I had in my glass before (ID 166633).
      The distillate is almost fat and at the same time clean and structured.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Simply aromas of grasses, citrus notes and then more herbal. Like the 11er, it reminds me on the palate of a very good and mature fruit brandy.
    • Finish
      86 86
      The mouthfeel is wonderfully soft and oily. Strong! The alcohol is present, but still well integrated and not too spicy.
      The finish is of medium length.

  6. Downtherabbithole scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    The texture is wonderfully oily, almost buttery. Very moreish.
    • Nose
      Fresh, creamy vanilla and floral/grassy notes.
    • Taste
      Vanilla, creme brulee, grass and grains.
    • Finish
      Medium length with creamy vanilla and some ginger.

  7. Jordanite scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    The rejuvenated Lowlander. The nose has a mix of sherbet, lemon grass, and creamy soda. Nice. But it also has an astringent side. A little less nice. On the palate the creamy soda and sherbet have vanished. Instead it is sharp and fruity. The wood is a little bitter on the finish. The nose promised so much but unfortunately it didn’t last.

  8. MetalWarrior scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Didn't like it at first; seemed too condensed to me; but after some weeks, it opened up and showed its characterful (not sanitized) complexity, which I simply enjoyed very much.

  9. molpet scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    10 years seems to be the perfect age for Bladnoch to create a harmony between the spirit and the casks. Also, when it comes to Bladnoch, pure bourbon maturation seems to be the best choice - just one man's opinion. I was not so much thrilled with any of their wine finishes lately.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  10. Svjatogor scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    n: sweet, honey, toffee, caramel, nuts, cinnamon, malt, creamy, chocolate, chocolate candy box
    t: oak, dark chocolate, caramel
    a: oak, nuts, old wood, coconut

  11. bankimate scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  12. rich_93 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Thanks to Cash Flagg for the sample. Very nice lowlander, love the profile. Nose / palate fairly simple but well executed. Good balance. At the price Bladnoch is going for these days, I’d get a bottles of Deanston 12 and Arran 10 instead, it’s roughly in the same league in terms of quality.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Classic lowlander. Full, buttery texture, but with light and bright notes. Ripe pineapple, honey, white and yellow florals. Citrus, with lemon juice and orange pith. I get tinges of berry as well - think blackberry tea. Pastries glazed with egg.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Nice texture, quite oily. Yellow fruits, pineapple, again floral honey. Perhaps something a bit grassy. Savoury spice - nutmeg. Blackberries.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Fruity, spicy, mostly young oak. Appropriate for the age but nothing to write home about - this is after all a young whisky.

  13. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    awesome stuff
    Got a bottle as a gift from a good friend. With the tip to give the whisky time and let it breathe. Then he shows what he can do...
    • Nose
      Color:
      Shiny gold

      Nose:
      Splendid …
      Starts immediately with sweet vanilla and lemon cream roll. Then caramel. Like the brown skin on the Toffifee. Wet wood and a floral undertone. Has something in the background of a bouquet of flowers. A bit of moist tobacco joins in. Light, preserved fruit rounds things off nicely.
      With even more time in the glass, the colleague seems even tougher and sweeter. More caramel and vanilla. Class.
      Add a few splashes of paint and a pinch of pepper.
    • Taste
      Thick, sweet attack. Then a good portion of pepper. He wasn't allowed to have more percentages at all. Fits me perfectly.
      Again the dense caramel and vanilla. Then follow slightly sour, light berries. Sometimes has something from gooseberries. The wood seems drier here and brings a pleasant bitterness with it.
      The second sip adds hints of vineyard peaches, green grapes and a bit of sage tea. A nice interplay.
    • Finish
      Rather long. First pleasant bitterness. Then the peppery again. Then the creamy, chewy sweetness builds up again.

  14. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    quite OK, I'm looking forward to the 11y
    you can certainly add water
    a not very easy malt
    • Nose
      a chemical note slightly sour, mini cheesy, sour apple (Granny Smith), grassy notes, spicy, later lemon notes
    • Taste
      full, strong
      Granny Smith, spicy, oak,
    • Finish
      medium long
      spicy and tart

  15. ehelkur scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
      The Nose is very nice, almost like a walk in a green field because it is very floral. It has some vanilla and honey notes, but also fruits, like apples, pears and peaches. For sure, there is an orchard nearby the field.
    • Taste
      89 89
      On the palate, in my opinion the fruity character stands out, but there are honey and grassy notes also. It is quite sweet, but there are also gentle spices. For a 10 years old scotch single malt it is quite creamy.
    • Finish
      88 88
      The finish is quite long, it is refreshing with some sweetness and sourness, from sour lemons, like the ones in my backyard.

  16. Mark-E scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      77 77

  17. Pepone scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  18. Izzino scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Today I said goodbye to this bottle. I kept the last shot for myself to enjoy and finish it in peace. It's a beautiful whisky and what I enjoy most about it is just butter scotch. He is amazing on the nose. Furthermore, vanilla, butter cream, latte, cheesecake. In taste: very sweet, velvety, slightly spicy, honey. It was my pleasure.

  19. MrDvorak scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    The aroma is dominated by overripe bananas, pears and slightly rotten mangoes. The taste echoes the aroma, adding notes of vanilla and bitter apple seed. The finish is medium-long, slightly bitter, banana-apple.

    Delicate and soft Bladnock, which bites from the bottle at first, and then turns into a fruit broth with vanilla, is good.

    RATING: 85pts - | 83 - 86 (B) → Good | - Not a “must”, but a nice-to-have.

  20. SAND scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    (TASTED BLIND)
    NOSE: Initially a touch spirity with a mix of varnish and high proof tree oil. Then banana christmas cake, overripe banana, cream custard, a little vanilla, ground dried ginger, hints of freshly crushed clove. Later also a green and fresh herbaciousness. (88-89p)
    TASTE: The arrival is dry and acidic. Completely dry Banana spirit. Mint and ground ginger, vanilla. A green fruitiness, mildly astringent (88-89p).
    FINISH: Leafy green herbaciousness, polo mints and ground ginger. Very long, minty aftertaste. (88p).
    OVERALL: An unusual whisky, with a green, minty fruitiness which does not accept to be subdued. Appears to be Bourbon cask matured. Takes a little water well. Total score 88 (89) points.

  21. bredstrup scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    I like this for a very competent everyday dram. Not too heavy, not too complex, but rich on fresh notes of malt, fruits and oak
    • Nose
      75 75
      Grassy, herbal notes. Citrus and slight vanilla. Then very malty and almost yeasty. Some reviews suggest mouldy casks, might be true
    • Taste
      85 85
      Sweet and sour, lemon, vanilla, sweet sugary malt notes. Savory. The mouldness is not dominant here. Great value on the tongue here
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium length, bitter and sour finish. Mouldy ending, but I like it ????

  22. uap304 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    This is a pretty solid whisky in the end. It was never my "go-to" choice, a little challenging but I certainly appreciate that it has character. The nose is the event.
    • Nose
      Sweet nose. Apple juice, vanilla, vanilla cream, honey. Eventually, the butterscotch became apparent, and I was overjoyed to find this. As the bottle went on, the nose seemed to become more spicy, with orange peel and nutmeg. The orange peel and citrus was pretty dominant by the end, a welcome development.
    • Taste
      Pretty medium body. Kinda grain-y, spicy, and hot. Initially this was challenging. But the banana, custard, and vanilla wafer notes came through.
    • Finish
      Sour finish. Not too long. Kinda hot. Gooey cake.

  23. rolabob scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      83 83

  24. Collegiate scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Light and delicate to start. Goes fairly bitter, before descending into fruity green apples and oily closure. Medium-long finish, with some hefty barley notes lingering.

  25. FernetBranco scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  26. chrisyeo scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Tasted 30ml sample from Wholly Spirits

    Nose - initial smell was spicy , but after a while it's more floral , mild sweetness , a little orange peel
    Taste - was expecting grassy type of taste , sweetness lingering , slight spiciness
    Finish - light sweetness , short finish
    • Nose
      initial smell was spicy , but after a while it's more floral , mild sweetness , a little orange peel
    • Taste
      was expecting grassy type of taste , sweetness lingering , slight spiciness
    • Finish
      light sweetness , short finish

  27. dhillworth scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

  28. Derufus scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  29. K C Wong scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  30. Wuid scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

  31. jvanopstal scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Nice creamy and tasty whisky
    • Nose
      78 78
      Apple and citrus with honey and vanilla
    • Taste
      79 79
      Creamy and a bit waxy with fruit (apple and citrus) and honey
    • Finish
      78 78
      Medium to long with some spices like nutmeg and cinnamon

  32. Wtrstrnghlt scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  33. Dris scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  34. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A decent 10 year old. Is more on the lively side. The fruits are rather light and sweet and sour. Also something like lemon balm. Herbs and wood. In addition, a little musty notes.

    You can drink it, but I don't necessarily need a bottle of it.

  35. Koning scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    This whisky immediately appealed to me. It has a certain uniqueness that I didn't encounterd before with it's quirky fruitiness and flowers. Bourbon casks work for Bladnoch, no need for exotic (Australian) wine cask finishes like the other official bottlings!
    • Nose
      86 86
      Banana, dried apricot, bergamot and vanilla cream. Associating more loosely I get haribo candy and even some baby vomit. An unusual but rather beautiful nose!
    • Taste
      87 87
      Lively and clear: grassy and some flowers, jasmin tea, apple, banana and whipped cream. Some nutmeg and a slight saltiness appear after a while.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Banana milkshake, orange and star fruit, followed by spcies like nutmeg and cinnamon. A bit more restrained compared to the palate.

  36. geriud scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  37. amahl scored this whisky 87 points Member Junior

    Nose: After the pour there is a lovely sweet and sour malty tone, like sour dough, which fades after a few minutes of nosing. Vanilla pastry, sweet apple juice. Citrus starts showing up after a few minutes, along with some floral notes.

    Palate: Apples and citrus up front, quite malty, honey and oatmeal (Weetabix). After the first sip more vanilla pastry and custard show up. Quite creamy.

    Finish: Oak spice, lingering fresh ginger and honey. Medium-long length, lingers nicely.

  38. Thermidor scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    Comparing this and the distillery's new 11yo side by side, the 11yo is the clear winner. Next to it, this is like an echo, recognizable but fainter in every way.

    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
      Spirit and pears. Feels raw, with some worn out oak and green, grassy notes.
    • Taste
      Pear juice. There isn't much going on here. It's clean and bright, but too quiet for me.
    • Finish
      Light, fast.

  39. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Really well-assembled and fruity 10 yo Lowland malt by Bladnoch. Has distinct Lowland notes for me reg. the kinds of fruits you encounter. Maybe you could find some notes of the Auchentoshan distillate characteristic in there like a bright, not quite cheesey, varnish note that whiffs off very quickly to let you enjoy those yellow fruits. The nose is prominent, but on the palate it does not dissappoint, either. Purposely bottled above 43% it is bold, intense and well-balances at 10 years of age with a mid-length finish. Bravo, Bladnoch!

  40. geriud scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  41. craide scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Delicious and very tasty malt. For me a very good summer whisky. The fresh, fruity notes are convincing.
    This acidity in the nose is just such a break out of the standard ex-BC profile to make it a little more special.
    • Nose
      87 87
      sweet and fruity beginning. Floral notes like summer meadow, daisies and fresh hay come to mind. Is very summery, fresh. Orchards with fresh apples, pears, light citrus notes with vanilla and caramel. There are also cream candies, a little light honey, fresh oak and nice malty. The sweet and fruity notes merge into a slightly sour citrus / grapefruit note. In addition, there is always a smell of lactic acid or sourdough.
      Could also be a malt with a sweet wine finish. I like it!
    • Taste
      86 86
      Very soft, gentle on the tongue. Looks not very watery. I only feel light spice and a minimal tingling sensation. Floral, fresh, fruity like light fruit. Freshly baked yeast bread, some sourdough, with honey and malt.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium-long finish, the overall impression remains fresh, vanilla and honey make it really sweet again at the end. The spiciness comes out again briefly.

  42. Rody024 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Had a blind sample and thought it was a Speyside...
    • Nose
      85 85
      Aroma Intensity - 8
      Aroma Richness - 7

      Floral, nail polish, vanilla, barley, apple, toast and pineapple
    • Taste
      90 90
      Flavour Intensity - 6
      Flavour Richness - 8
      Very warming and oily mouthfeel.

      Butter, tropical fruits (pineapple again), coconut, vanilla and toast.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Fruity and lengthy finish with a lot of complexity.

  43. A.S. Bak scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  44. IIIZIII scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    2010.02.03
    • Nose
      Yes! Luckily not that typical lowland green nose on first contact. That's promising. But of course, green apple and banana is here, but with a healthy amount of barley sweetness, porridge, honey and cream to even it out. Just a little freshly cut grass, but not too much. Very nice fruity sweetness.
    • Taste
      Fairly light, slightly bitter, but matches up with the nose.
    • Finish
      Very nice lingering sweetness, like a good APA, towards to the finish. Citrusy sweetness.

  45. waal scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    First really nice in the nose. Sweet, vanilla, etc. Also pleasant in the mouth with a bit of spice, but not very tasty in the finish and especially in the aftertaste. Wet, damp, rotten wood. Uh!

  46. Jackson05 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A serviceable 10 from Bladnoch. I wouldn’t have an issue drinking through a bottle of it. A nice change from the regular rotation.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Quite sweet on the nose, kind of Sauternes like. A nice freshness. Apple and pear. Cream, honey, perhaps a sprig of mint. Some fresh oak.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Soft easy drinking. A little grassy, honey, heather. Very quaffable.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Shortish finish, but pleasant. Soft ginger spice (ginger snaps), white pepper.

  47. dominikbraun scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  48. Der_Schnappulierer scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Exciting, unusual and delicious. The strange notes of rotten milk do not bother at all (in the sense of off notes), but make the malt rather unusual and peculiar.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Very floral and fruity. Light glue, something rancid (like old milk or vomit), but not as bad as it reads. Some vanilla, apples, pears, green grapes. Over time, the rancid gets stronger. Everything is very present and easy to see.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Sparkling, very clear apple, vanilla, pepper, very pleasant oak spice, malt.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Fruity, spicy, medium length.

  49. WLGOAGN scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  50. fnk scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    The classic fragrance for this aging. Absolutely not alcoholic, soft in taste and aftertaste.

  51. LeChiffre scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  52. valasios scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  53. peatbogger scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

    Been curious about this one, so thanks to karloff for the sample.
    Lowland and 10YO doesn't really sound too interesting, but this one over performs on every level.
    There are some truly great qualities to the basic distillate that must have been ignored by many that have rated this.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Lots of yellow/orange fruit notes.
      Right after the pour there is a very noticeable sour-sweet smell to it. Strangely this "evaporates" rather quickly in the glass, giving way to more clear fresh citrus notes.
      Faint woody vanilla. Wafts of candy apple.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Creamy, almost fat mouthfeel on arrival.
      Sweet fresh citrus.
      Spice and ABV is presented at a level where it is ready to enjoy, who in their right mind would mess with this?
      Delightfully light and sweet, balanced by moderate spice so it doesn't appear neither queasy nor boring.
    • Finish
      87 87
      The fresh citrus continues into a medium length finish.
      So fresh that it reminds me a bit of a lemon/menthol mouth wash.

  54. Totoro scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    This is a comparative tasting of the 10 and 11 year old bourbon matured bottlings from 2018 and 2020 (WIDs 113367 and 166633, respectively).

    Long story short, both are outstanding bottlings (for their age) on the nose and the palate, but the 10-year-old crashes and burns on the finish due to (what I perceive as) some musty/moldy wood. I've retried it on multiple occasions to make sure, and it's unmistakably tainted.

    The 11-year-old is clean, though, and therefore vastly superior. 55 € for an 11 y.o. at drinking strength may seem like a lot, but I think it's justified in light of the quality on display here.
    • Nose
      87 87
      The 10 could easily pass for an unpeated Glen Scotia. It has that certain funky mustiness (somehow pleasantly sour/lactic), plus some damp wood. But, it has to be said, it's also an overachiever for its age, with an extremely rich and creamy and fruity ex-bc nose that seems a good deal older than ten years. I get yellow fruits (sour plums, apricots), grimy hessian, packed dirt floor, old and slightly musty wood as well as some beeswax and olive oil. There's also something indistinctly herbal, maybe juniper? It's an all-bourbon nose, but I'd say it's more autumnal than summery, if that makes sense. Impressive! 87 points.

      The 11 incorporates a similar funk, but generally comes across as somehow "cleaner" and better composed – the oak in particular seems more crisp. This leaves more room for the waxiness / oiliness and a citric side (grapefruit, lime, kiwi) that the darker, dirtier wood influence of 10 apparently smothered over. Definitely also beeswax here, while the oiliness may go more toward sunflower oil and a lovely dustiness (old wine cellar or attic, but not a damp one). This, too, seems older than its age statement. Certainly propelled by some really good ex-bourbon barrels and hoggies, but I wouldn't call it cask-dominated. The oak is never peppery or herbal or tart or any other word that comes to mind when there's over-the-top first-fill action going on. Instead it's just creamy and sweet and oily. An outstanding nose for an 11-year-old! I prefer it to the 10 and am tempted to go to 88 points on the nose.
    • Taste
      85 85
      The 10: Creamy and oily mouthfeel right from the get-go. Nicely sweet as well, like a bourbon minus the overactive oak. It's only halfway through that some fruity acidity and more pepper enter into the mix. Here you get something like redcurrant or kiwi alongside some white pepper and grated ginger. The last third belongs to the wood, and this curious funk that reminds me of Glen Scotia. Which wouldn't be bad in and by itself, but after a few sips the cumulative impression is that there are indeed some substandard, musty barrels that have found their way into this vatting. I had the palate at 86 initially, but I'm subtracting a point for the weird woodiness at the end. So, 85 points.

      The 11: Acidic, yet simultaneously creamy/waxy start, then the oils keep building and reaching all through the flavor development. Oscillates back and forth between creamy/waxy/oily and fruit/citric on the tongue. Man, what a texture! I am again seriously and pleasantly surprised. Flavorwise, you get maize, golden syrup, sour/sweet yellow stone fruits, buttered and salted popcorn, chamomile tea, shortbread, and vanilla crescents. Crazy good, 88 points again.
    • Finish
      69 69
      The 10: Yeah, there's something wrong with the oak, sadly enough. For me, it ruins the experience and depresses the score below the 70 mark. Too bad, otherwise this was a great bottling. But it has to be said that I'm sensitive in this regard and have, in the past, "disqualified" bottlings for their moldy oak that other aficionados have found totally okay. So whether or not you can get on board with this finish might depend on your taste in oak flavor. For me, this moldy note makes for 69 points at most.

      The 11: Not insanely long, but certainly more pronounced than it would have any right to be, considering the age. Waxy, with mellow bourbon sweetness and still some ripe apricot. Just enough spiciness at the end to make for a pleasant tingle, but not an outright burn. The bourbon casks drive it, yet there is no overt oakiness or questionable wood influence. Super oily. Leaves a slightly salty film on the lips. Really impressive – and really good – again. 87 points.

  55. JBKwb scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  56. Dre73 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Nose is the best part of this dram. As I often experience with lowland-whiskies, it tends towards some dusty side, but this one doesn't really go over the edge, it remains pretty pleasant.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Fruity, ripe fruits with some musty notes, applepie, spicy a little. Some vanillacake as well, and pineapple.
    • Taste
      83 83
      A bit musty start, ripe fruits as well. A little bitter edge underneath, some little tingling mouthfeel on the tongue.
    • Finish
      82 82
      A little pickering left, some sweetness and fruits like winegums, middle long.

  57. Helgo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Great PLV and incredibly complex and deep for the ages!

  58. Willum scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  59. WLGOAGN scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Top marks for quality / price point. This will always have a place in my cupboard.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  60. 2ndSip scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Is my first Bladnoch, so little experience with this still!
    At first weird on the nose with this cheese cracker profile; I had a similar experience with a Macallan, until someone told me to let Macallans breathe for a week first; and it actually got better every week (more air). But that's not the case here - unfortunately.
    The taste is then significantly rounder, if not complex. Nice ex-bourbon malt with an interesting finish.
    Above all, this Bladnoch doesn't hit my olfactory sense at all;
    [80 - 76 = 'really not bad'-whisky --- but do I need a (second) bottle?]
    • Nose
      70 70
      when I open it I get a cheesy smell ... something like cheese crackers. Over time, this aroma disappears a little, even if it does not completely disappear.
      Then a sour note with a yeast / bread dough association. It continues with a fruity apple and a little vanilla.
      The longer I smell, the more herbs shoot into my nose (herb candy), together with a citrus note.
      Post-test: all previous notes remain;
      Drying grass under a cover film and gameliges hay still reach the nose. There is also a cowshed ... if you like it. It's not my thing now.
    • Taste
      85 85
      extremely soft start. The wort, which is deposited on the tongue, only comes through after a significant delay. The cheesy and the cowshed from the nose cannot be heard in the taste (luckily).
      The vanilla is now much clearer for me along with fruits such as apricot, peach and apple. Somehow reminds of summer.
    • Finish
      80 80
      the aftertaste of the light spices remains on the tongue and then evaporates quickly to medium length. A little vanilla and a citrus freshness remain.
      The wood (green, mossy, freshly cut wood) is then noticeable with a time lag. This is where the cucumber water that is named now and then appears for me.

  61. karloff scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

    If Goldilocks drank whisky, this would probably be it. Not too much of this and not too much of that, it's just right. As far as Lowland whisky stake goes, this is their trump card. A real gem and everyone should have it behind their bar.
    • Nose
      89 89
      This is like Spring in a glass, fragrant and full of fruit.
      Orange, apricot, peach, banana and golden delicious apple.
      Vanilla, refresher sweet, the one that had sherbet in the middle.
      This really should be nosed outdoors to appreciate it a bit more.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Delicate sweet and spicy citrus as it says on the bottle, can't argue with that.
      Refreshing and creamy on the palate, this really is a treat for the taste buds.
      To be honest I could drink this all day and everyday.
      Again the 46.7% is bang on and why wouldn't it be.
      Absolutely no water needed and i don't care what Dave Broom says.
    • Finish
      88 88
      A medium finish and that citrus spice really comes into it's own and as it fades it's almost willing you to pour another glass.

  62. PeterBlair scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Overall, a round, successful, light Bladnoch, in which the comparison to samsara is obvious. However, compared to samsara, the 10-year-old is less complex and less barrel-focused.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Light fruits: pear, apples, nutmeg, gooseberry, vanilla, a green "herbal" bouquet
    • Taste
      84 84
      Delicious: sweetness, fruity notes, falls behind the nose in taste, but full-bodied and round
    • Finish
      84 84
      In the end, pea pods (like samsara)

  63. Sander79 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  64. MetalWarrior scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Very interesting nose and flavour; lemon, rose water, marzipan, then nutty; very complex and pleasant.

    On the palate, I get pleasant bourbon vanilla notes. Combines beatifully with the nose.

    Unfortunately, this whisky is a bit harsh on my stomach. That's why I decided to delete my initial rating. I may rate it again, after having spent more time with the otherwise georgeous whisky.

  65. Gilles_V scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    First impression when opening the bottle.
    The impression on the first nose of wet cardboard is disturbing.

    An astonishing 46.7% alcohol. Not cold filtered. Very good.
    To see again in a few weeks.
    • Nose
      78 78
      Strange smell of wet cardboard. It wears off quickly.
      Typical vanilla from bourbon casks.
      A little wax.

      87 without this first smell.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Light but not acquaintance.
      Toffee. Salted butter caramel.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Greedy. Average length.

  66. keizerjos scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Honey and blossoms jump out of my glass - which I left for a while to aerate, just to be on the safe side, because that seems to help - right into my nose. I admit, I let myself be fooled. Hard to get, only one per order at D12, a jubilant 90 (!) Points from Ralfie (review 803) - I succumbed. Vanilla, soft herbs, fresh grass, sweet tobacco in the distance. Barley porridge with sugar, yes, I can really smell it.
    The taste is soft, sweet, creamy, a little pleasant pepperiness. Custard with vanilla.
    The aftertaste is warm, again with a soft afterglow pepper, the vanilla notes linger. Extremely satisfying, very affordable and subtle, pleasant and easy whisky. Easy is not to be confused with simple - the subtle nuances linger in your mouth for a long time. Well 90 points is very flattering, but a good 88 and an advice to give it a try - certainly for 5 bucks - that can be done without any conscientious objection.

  67. dontwatchtv scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    Sweet yeasty, cake with a citrus icing on the nose, a bit of vanilla but also fruits (banana). Sweet on the tongue, cappuccino finish. Those bourbon casks really make a mark here.

  68. Highlander65 scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Delicate but deep perfume, intoxicating, very floral, sweet but not too much, the alcohol feels a little too much. After a while the Bourbon comes out, it looks just like a Bourbon, but less cloying and less vanilla. Even after several minutes of oxygenation, the alcohol is still pungent.
    • Taste
      On the palate it is confirmed light and delicate, very smooth, a pleasantly sweet and juicy Bourbon, sugared almond
    • Finish
      Long and sweet finish

  69. Juergen Willi scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    My first Bladnoch ever. And not my last. It has character and it's more powerfull than i thought. A perfect dram for a hot summer day.
    • Nose
      Typical nose for a maturation in an ex-bourbon cask: honey, vanilla, grains, fruits (apple, pear, orange). Also gras, herbs and flowers. A drop of water and 15+ minutes in the glas will help to open up.
    • Taste
      Massive arrival. Lots of spices, also ginger, oak wood. Quite sweet, but well balanced by a moderate bitterness (grapefruit?).
    • Finish
      bitter-sweet. In the beginning sweet (honey, orange) and then some bitterness from the oak wood.

  70. gaboruso scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  71. KayMeertens scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Not a great spirit. It reminds me of Jura and Glen Scotia, nothing like the typical grassy profile that Bladnoch used to be known for.
    • Nose
      78 78
      First it's all about cheese. Dough, apple and vanilla.
    • Taste
      79 79
      Cardboard, dough, cheese, orange, apple and salt.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Dough, vanilla, apple and orange.

  72. Feorag86 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
      Newly mown hay, bisciuts and clover
    • Taste
      85 85
      Green pear, grapefruit, green grapes and fresh made lemonade
    • Finish
      82 82
      Green apple, fresh mint and lemon

  73. thijs100 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    All the elements are here, it just needs more time to (hopefully) pick up more vibrant fruity notes.
    • Nose
      Somewhat waxy and pretty naked. Barley, pizza dough and a good amount of apples. Finally a touch of grass and some extremely shy lemon notes.
    • Taste
      Rather floral, grassy and slightly nutty, with a touch of barley and some soft spices like white pepper. Just a tinge of lemon zest.
    • Finish
      Creamy and spicy. Medium in length.

  74. Mr. D. scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    This is my acquaintance with Bladnoch distillery and it is pleasant. This limited release, released for the 200th anniversary of the distillery, is a very juicy and bright representative of Lowland.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Very bright, floral-fruity; in the foreground, citrus notes of grapefruit and lemon zest; followed by meadow grasses, mown grass, hay; further vanilla, baked apple.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Sweet creamy pastry; honey tones; milk chocolate; ice cream creme brulee; peanut butter; in the background is the spice of cinnamon and the tart of ginger.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium duration, dry; pleasant herbal bitterness; creamy theme; cloves; a little oak; walnut traces.

  75. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 85 points Super Administrator

    Often overlooked, dismissed and underrated, Lowland whiskies are consigned to the shadows. With its massive square bottle, Bladnoch 10 is almost shouting out: 'Look, I'm back!' The nose opens up nicely, combining grainy and floral notes with sour cream, blackberries and fresh citrus. On the palate, the aromatic and semidry arrival gives way to sweet vanilla cream, bitter lemon and grassy hints of coconut. Mild tannins, grapefruit and a touch of roasted bread mark the medium-length finish. A fine summer dram which is far from being a lightweight!

    RATING: 3.7/5.0 stars ≙ 85 pts → ABOVE AVERAGE [+]
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  76. DistiLesha scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Color: light pale straw
    The variety of tastes and shades of aromas mentioned by me is strongly choked with unpleasant notes of nasty oils from the smell. With water comes the flower-meadow policy of the bourbon barrel. The enthusiasm of Ralphy and Dmitry from the Whisky Panorama I quickly do not share. In my opinion, the master distiller had a good rest here. I believe that if you give the bottle a good breath, it will be possible to improve the drink.
    • Nose
      Fresh
      old butter, peanut butter, raisins, salt, cigarette pack, distant sweet fruit notes, fresh tobacco smoke
      Breathed
      Tobacco is added
    • Taste
      Fresh
      oily, those same odor oils, spices, common salt, cocoa bitterness, light malt, grain notes
      Breathed
      honeysuckle with its bitterness, honey, oak
    • Finish
      spicy, spicy, pleasant, after ten minutes it knocks on the oak door and Mr. Oak comes in

  77. toklian scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    N20 P21 F19 B19

  78. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    21 19 20 20 80

  79. Pepone scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      88 88

  80. claymore84 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Blind tasted on a hiking tour on 06-07-2020.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  81. Ninofdram scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  82. Hupsende Hippie scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    I tasted this in a blind tasting.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Sweet banana and peach candies. Weeig, fermented fruit, apple. Salty, sour. Hmmm, funky .. Is this going to be nice?
    • Taste
      89 89
      Less intense and funky than the nose. Yellow fruit (apple sauce, pineapple, orange), spicy undertone (peppery, nutmeg, coconut, salty, wood), dry. Yummy! Funky from the nose comes back very slightly, just gives a special edge.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Salty, dry, fruity, good length

  83. Rien scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

  84. g00se scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    I liked it better than the 17 year old.
    Very light fruity and easy to drink.

  85. a12 scored this whisky 87 points Member Junior

    This is a malt with character, I really enjoyed it (bottle finished). The sweet spot is oddly at bottling strength.
    • Nose
      Neat: raw onion, applepie and flower honey
      Water: red apples, grain sweetness
    • Taste
      Neat: honey/caramel, toast with butter, bitter development.
      Water: same but less pronounced, except the onion is back

  86. abcmeuric did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Nose : I definitely get the "funky cheese" some people refer to. Its weirdly pleasant. Melon on top of a honeyed-vanilla bed. With time, a bit of floral scents, maybe hay. Overall spring-ish nose.
    Mouth : Quite dull, a bit of ginger and alcohol. Like a waxy/gluey echo of the nose.
    Finish : Short to medium, with a touch of melon and barley sugar.

    This nose did not remind me of any other whisky, which is nice. But except for this, it feels overall too dull even as a daily drinker. Right now 64€ in my local shop, I can list many better bottles around this price.

  87. MrYens scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

  88. Squinugie scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      81 81

  89. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2020/01/26/twe-show-2019-loose-ends-part-1-2/

    “A raw Bladnoch” announces The Foz, before offering it up.
    C: Littlemill-esque with putty and sweet & light citrus pretty much sums it up. Nice as, affordable entry-level Lowlander.

  90. Maltimex scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Aroma: pear, vanilla, distinct citrus notes, freshly cut grass and a hint of green tea

    Taste: Surprisingly strong on the tip of the tongue (a hint of ginger?) And with a clear citrus note the malt comes along; yes to the lemon - but a very pleasant acidity. A hint of vanilla appears behind it and removes caramel, light sweetness and a delicate malt note, still green tea, freshness.

    Finish: Increasing and becoming significantly drier, a clearly noticeable bitterness note - here the oak makes itself felt - opens up. Citrus and malt notes are on the tongue. There is some bitter almond in the reverberation.

    Comment: Very clear and clean Lowland malt that can do a lot.

  91. N.I.C.O. scored this whisky 77 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      70 70
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      78 78

  92. Skywalka scored this whisky 87 points Member Junior

    Reviewed approx. 2 months after opening 1/4 way down the bottle.

    Initial aroma of funky cheese dissipates quickly turning into sweet coconut and vanilla with a melange of sweet bourbony fruits (esp. oranges and bananas). This carries through to the palate, which adds spicy American oak combined with delicate malty, grassy and floral touches throughout. Might seem rather simple and boring upon first tasting, but with time you'll discover the pleasant natural complexity of the spirit, which has been rounded off nicely with the American oak bourbon influence, making it a very easy-drinking and rich dram. It really has some density of flavour to it. No doubt bottling at 46% without chill filtration has helped here. Leaves a beautiful lingering butterscotch flavour.

  93. Palindrome scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Elmer's glue, grass sap, bit-o-honey, aspartame, lightly toasted barley.

    Palate: Plain Chapstick, dried orange peel, chickory root, mace, burlap, corn syrup, artificial vanilla sweetener.

    Finish: Short finish with pine resin, Elmer's glue, and ginger ale. On the death, there is a sickly sweet note of Orangina. Unfortunately, I don't like Orangina.

  94. LukasJakubDrabek did not rate this whisky Shoplink Moderator

    Ralfy review 803: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qSyKzrxYTE (90/100).

    "There's huge understated complexity going on here for such a young whisky. I have to conclude by saying, malt-mates, this is an absolute joy."

  95. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Balance (22)
    Great malt, I like this distillery ... milk shades are good (87)
    • Nose
      The aroma is chic halva, juicy tropics, vanilla, seasoned cheese ... (22)
    • Taste
      Fruit, bright ... a little metal (21.5)
    • Finish
      Creamy, spicy finish, sunflower husk, slightly rust (21.5)

  96. Andytka3 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    N- Fresh barley, creamy vanilla, honey candy and grassy. Probably plenty of reflux in this one that heightened the feinty and fruity characters, bottled with good strength that injected a fine weight for boldness. Although still appeared quite gentle and somehow generic at the beginning, it breath and open up well overtimes, more maltose, chocolate and toasted oak come thru. Some edgy soapiness but no harm done. (87/21)

    P- Estery and floral. Despite they promoted this 10YO as "spicy and sweet" on their official web, i think the spiciness are kept at bay to make way for the rounded creaminess and floral notes to take the stage. (86/20)

    F- Medium, clove, vanilla, ginger and spices emerged, frizzy, candy, crisp and dry. Full and creamy. (86/20)

    B/B- 86/20 Highly mould-able, can be better.

    Weighted Rate- 81pt

    Cr-3, Fr-3, Fl-2, Pt-0, Ft-3, Sp-0, Wd-2, Wn-1, Sc-1
    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      N- Fresh barley, creamy vanilla, honey candy and grassy. Probably plenty of reflux in this one that heightened the feinty and fruity characters, bottled with good strength that injected a fine weight for boldness. Although still appeared quite gentle and somehow generic at the beginning, it breath and open up well overtimes, more maltose, chocolate and toasted oak come thru. Some edgy soapiness but no harm done. (87/21)
    • Taste
      P- Estery and floral. Despite they promoted this 10YO as "spicy and sweet" on their official web, i think the spiciness are kept at bay to make way for the rounded creaminess and floral notes to take the stage. (86/20)
    • Finish
      F- Medium, clove, vanilla, ginger and spices emerged, frizzy, candy, crisp and dry. Full and creamy. (86/20)

      B/B- 86/20 Highly mould-able, can be better.

      Weighted Rate- 81pt

      Cr-3, Fr-3, Fl-2, Pt-0, Ft-3, Sp-0, Wd-2, Wn-1, Sc-1
      — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.

  97. diamond2000 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Aroma: open, quite bright, at first light perfumery, vanilla, whipped cream, paraffin, honey honeycombs, fragrant hay, dry wood shavings and bark. Having breathed the oak, the lemon pie with vanilla, anise, sourness of lemon juice is added. I really liked the paraffin-plastic note, which I had never seen anywhere in the scent of whisky, which gives personality.

    Taste: bright, slightly islandy, vanilla, fresh white bread, spices, a lot of citrus zest, herbal tea, light malt tones, buttery.

    Finish: medium length, oily, directly envelops the oral cavity with a film, wax, zest, herbal notes, light perfume.

    Rating: 86

    Bottom line: a great release from Bladnoch! I’m directly pleasantly surprised, I add to my piggy bank another initial whisky that should be in the bar and delight. A very cool and balanced aroma with its own zest, taste and finish, in principle, are standard for malt 10 years of aging in a bourbon barrel, but they absolutely fit into the big picture.

  98. JNuyts scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  99. Rosebank88 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Starts pronounced citrus-toned, malty and grassy. Overall, the aromas are very balsamic and creamy. Fruity over time and reminiscent of orchard yoghurt. Later also floral notes.
    • Taste
      Beautiful, finely structured appearance with grassy accents and a balsam-like citrus note. Gradually, flowers, ground seeds and tender oak follow. Overall, very floral and natural.
    • Finish
      Long, grassy, bitter herbs, sponge batter and again the balsam-like citrus note. Very aromatic.

  100. mark-achterhoek scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Fruity, citrus , wish the finish was a little bit longer. I'd really liked this stuff. Hope bladnoch continues bottling this line
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  101. ASWhisky scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      sweetish, wax, woodruff, honey mead, vanilla
      __
      in the Blender's Glass still: young fresh and sweetish herbs mmmh
      __
      slightly artificial sweetness
      herbal candies
      Now something Maggi comes through and the furniture polish of megabreit wink
      floral note in the background
      a touch of cucumber water
      caramel
    • Taste
      liquid cool honey on the lips
      He heats himself up on the tongue
      unfolds its herbs and some broth
      tingles
      oily, wood, some glue
      on the palate ripe sweet cereals, citrus warm
      the honey sweet dissolves sweetly
      becomes too bitter wood with seasoning
    • Finish
      a very long finish
      yes there is the crumbly almost dry apple - extremely clear at the very end of the departure
      and barrel slightly bitter / gummy

  102. Archer scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    The wood note is so concise that it tastes much older 10 years. wlk 19-7
    • Nose
      86 86
      Starts with sour apple and bitter honey. The sour note passes quickly. Then bread dough, malt, vanilla are added. Caramel sweet, beautiful spice (wood? Herbs?).
    • Taste
      86 86
      Pleasant start with tidy wood. Hui, directly pretty dry. Grapes, vanilla, honey. The apple from the nose remained in it.
      Strong spice mixture with pepper, nutmeg and chervil; along with the woody note palatal. Almonds, milk chocolate. Warm caramel, creme brulee. You can literally chew on the wood. Fine-herb.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium to long, woody, vanilla sweet, orange peel. Still with bitter herbs, which provide a certain bitterness.

  103. dr.mad scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      78 78

  104. marq scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    One of the dullest bladnochs I've had so far, little paint, poor value for money.
    Bottle has just opened hopefully it gets Better.
    • Nose
      78 78
      Lightly fruity oranges slightly spicy
    • Taste
      80 80
      Dry licorice nutmeg floral sour macaroons
    • Finish
      78 78
      Medium long And dry

  105. Sandman scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Caramel, honey, tropical fruit, peach in syrup, cinnamon, light pepper, nutmeg, cotton candy and marzipan.

  106. Allandale scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Sweet and spicy.
    • Nose
      Sweet grassy notes with delicte floral aromas. Spicy oak and vanilla hints of citrus and orange.
    • Taste
      Spicy and sweet oak with citrus notes and ints of coconut, ginger vanilla and gooseberries.
    • Finish
      Middlelong. Clean and sweet, spicy citrus,crisp and refreshing.

  107. Dris scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  108. Whiskywobbler scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    I found this too sour and citrussy, at least for my liking.
    • Nose
      74 74
      The first impression is sour, and not that pleasant. It reminds me of the smell of old sweat socks. Then orange peel, kaki fruits geel fruit kaki fruits and young rum. Gets better. More red fruits follow, with red berry juice and fresh tangerine parts.
    • Taste
      81 81
      Sharp, earthy, and many citrus fruits, in particular oranges. Lemon juice, more lemon juice (it definitely needs water, although the strength is not that high). Lime skin, dry sand, lemon sweets and limoncello.
    • Finish
      81 81

  109. Hvdree scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      77 77

  110. ctu scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Easy to drink, young bourbon Bladnoch. 83/84.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Floral. Honey, vanilla, citruses, plum palinka and cereal flakes.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Powerful. Vanilla, oak, pepper, waxy fruits and honey.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium length, spicy, bittersweet.

  111. Jean Ginster scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
      with water:

      sweet, cereal, vanilla, and very strong plum. You think you have a plum brandy. I did not have that so far.
    • Taste
      82 82
      with water

      sweet, not aggressive, round. The alcohol is well integrated. Then something bitter on the tongue. Very easy to feel the oak. Here comes the plum again, though not as strong as in the nose. But you have the impression of drinking a whisky Obstler.
    • Finish
      82 82
      with water

      long finish. This sweet bitterness remains on the tongue. Feeling very little of the oak flavor. Astringent. A musty note to the end.


      In conclusion: tastes like licked on the bitter damp musty oak barrel in which previously plum brandy was in it.

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