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Bladnoch 1992 CA

Overall rating
86.64/100
votes
24
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Authentic Collection
Vintage
1992
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
26 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
246
Strength
49.3 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml
Added on
14 Jul 2018 9:22 am by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 149.18

5 × in wishlist

24 × member ratings

27 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bladnoch 1992 CA

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.64 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. Allandale scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A lovely old Bladnoch.
    • Nose
      Heavy floral notes e.g. roses, watermelon and peaches.
    • Taste
      Real vanilla, green tea, spicy dried pears and very smooth.
    • Finish
      Beeswax, forest honey with orange oils and more green tea.

  6. WSP scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  7. detachedblue scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A bit disappointing, watery and too much oak, balance is not good here, however, the floral nose is very elegant
    • Nose
      Old, soapy, floral, orange peel, cherry and yeasty like a vintage sparkling wine
    • Taste
      Liquorice, sour barley, herbal, minty, dring
    • Finish
      Long, drying

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