Bladnoch 10-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Celebrating 200 Years
Stated Age
10 years old
46.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
08 Jun 2018 7:16 pm by IsleofArrik

Average value

€ 57.44

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Whisky Reviews for Bladnoch 10-year-old

47 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.51 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 85 points 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

  2. 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
    • Taste
      liquid cool honey on the lips
      He heats himself up on the tongue
      unfolds its herbs and some broth
      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

  3. 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.

  4. Sandman scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  5. 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.

  6. Highlander65 scored this whisky 75 points Expert Junior

    • 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

  7. Juergen Willi scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    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.

  8. gaboruso scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  9. 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.

  10. Feorag86 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • 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


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