Bladnoch 1992 CA

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Authentic Collection
Stated Age
26 years old
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
49.3 % Vol.
50 ml 700 ml
Added on
14 Jul 2018 9:43 am by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 155.00

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Whisky Reviews for Bladnoch 1992 CA

15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.19 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    [December, 2018] This is another dram out of this year's advent calendar from Cadenhead - which is a good overview of their 2018 releases and I always appreciate the opportunity to do such a samples tasting around christmas time.

    Usually I like the green apples-driven profile of the Bladnoch distillery and this dram is another good example for that. But it takes quite some time to enfold both in the nose and on the palate so let it breath for some minutes and chew it until the chocolatey note pops up. A fine dram, but is it worth 159 Eurobucks? I doubt, but looking at all the recent price increases (e.g. with Signatory or Gordon&MacPhail) this is almost a bargain...
    • Nose
      87 87
      The colour is pale gold and the nose offers exactly this adorable green apples-centered profile Bladnoch is known for. Some additional citric and home-grown fruits join but stay rather shy as do some nice summer floral aromas. The heather honey and barley sugars grow stronger upon breathing and create a subtle and delicate nose that takes its time to enfold. No off-note that I can detect and the woods are just about right.
    • Taste
      88 88
      The taste is fruity-sweet with perfectly fitting spicy flavours and some rather strong wooden notes that are a little too much (but still bearable). They turn the taste more bitter over time before a salvating barley sugary note counters this, just in time before it got unpleasant. The sugars combine to a delicious (white) chocolatey flavour with a tasty nutty-marzipan touch, finally.
    • Finish
      87 87
      The dram arrives warming and (a little) coating on the palate with a minor drying-astringent feeling (tannins). The finish is of medium length and gets sweeter with more honey flavours. Interestingly, the drying moments from the first mouthfeel vanished almost completely now. Water is not needed as it flattens the nose (but it releases the chocolatey-nutty-marzipan note instantly). I like to nose it neat and prefer to drink it a little reduced to about 43% abv.

  2. nhuber scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Not sure what people do not like here but 85/86 does not do this whisky justice.... Great complex and balanced nose, in the mouth fruity, sweet, round and all over the mouth with a long finish and subtle wood, mouth keeps on producing saliva while the taste stays... With water sweeter, but just use a bit, too much can destroy the balance... Like it, is it a bargain? Probably not but still a very good whisky. 89+

    definitely better than the Bladnoch 1990 25 (ID 78495)

  3. nhuber scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    And what says Serge? Essentially 86/87 not doing justice :)

    Bladnoch 26 yo 1992/2018 (49.3%, Cadenhead, Authentic Collection, bourbon hogshead, 246 bottles) Five stars
    Cadenhead have had an excellent 1992 at 17 yo that we had tried back in 2009 (WF 88). How’s that for a #10yearchallenge? Colour: straw. Nose: it’s rather one of those slightly buttery, almost-feinty-but-not-quite-feinty ones, with quite a lot of chalk arising, as well as some hay and rubbed citrus peel. Gets then more classically fruity, with greengages and gooseberries, and rather less lemons and tangerines than in other Bladnochs. I think. Mouth: there, here they come the tangerines and mandarins, together with their peels and a very distinct leafy/peely grassiness. Some lemon too, a touch of chalk again, herbal teas (well, green tea) and wee touches of gentian, kiwi, melons and gentian liqueur (Avèze, Suze and stuff). Excellent. Finish: rather long, with an utterly perfect balance between citrus, tea leaves, and chalk. Comments: absolutely perfect, and very Bladochian. 1970s-1980s Bladnoch, that is.
    SGP:651 - 90 points.

  4. nhuber scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Original Tasting notes
    Nose: Heavy floral notes like roses, watermelon and peaches.

    Palate: Real vanilla, green tea, spicy dried pears and very smooth.

    Finish: Beeswax, forest honey with orange oils and more green tea.

  5. tangtang scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    very nice malt. I like it very much. Nice aromas on the palate and in the finish
    • Nose
      a lot of earth, a bit oppressive, woody and slightly sour, hay, some apple, vanilla, slightly citrus fruits,
    • Taste
      Citrus fruits, slightly tart at the beginning, but then alternating with a real fruit basket, apples, peaches, then malt and some hay, spicy oak notes
    • Finish
      nice spicy sweet fruity finish, malty, some oak, vanilla and floral notes

  6. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    I make it easy for myself and refer to my notes from Bladnoch 1990/2017 49% Cadenhead WID: 95810.

    In terms of their basic character, they are comparable.
    The 2018 is less fruity, however, it has more wood notes and looks "greener".
    I like the 2017 a little better.

  7. Monte Gehro scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
      Strongly grassy / herbaceous, green, almost unripe apples, tart citrus note. Vanilla. Completely removes the dusty old wood note of long-matured ex-bourbon bottlings. But you have to look for it, blindly I would estimate that in the nose to be much younger.
      Very well integrated alcohol, hardly noticeable. Warmth brings out the alcohol more clearly.
    • Taste
      87 87
      A wonderful fruit sweetness over time - fruit cocktail. In addition, dry wood, nice malt and grain note. The grassy and herbal notes on the nose take a back seat. Slightly hot pepper.
      A few drops of water take the edge off and make it sharper and rounder, maybe even more boring depending on your point of view.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Very pleasant, good medium length, floral fruity, distinct oak spiciness, but with only a small amount of bitter substances.

  8. Othorion scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. Issie did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      old wood, grass, hay, slightly dusty, unripe fruit, dry earth, passion fruit, lemon, dark honey, apricot, sweet herb candy, melon, caramel, green apple, peach
    • Taste
      some apple, peach, dried apricot, dried pineapple, lime, lemon, some coffee with lots of milk, nuts, lots of wood

  10. MickMatrix scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior


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