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Overall rating
89.04/100
votes
48
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Wemyss Malts (Wy)
Bottling serie
Exotic Fruit Sorbet
Vintage
1990
Bottled
2018
Casktype
Hogshead
Number of bottles
186
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
17 Jul 2018 5:59 pm by Titan2015
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 166.00

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Whisky Reviews for Bladnoch 1990 Wy

20 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.04 points

  1. Pollenflug scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion and pictures on: https://tomtrinkt.de
    • Nose
      Immediately after pouring, beguiling, very sweet fruit notes and floral aromas flow out of my glass. The alcohol content (46%) is perfectly integrated and allows long breaths just above the edge of the glass. Fresh cut tropical fruits are immediately dominant. Mangos, kiwis, apricots, pineapples, a hint of unripe bananas and floral notes cement the fruity floral foundation. The sweet fruit flavors are covered with soft vanilla / caramel and blossom honey notes. Green tea with jasmine flowers, herbs and a hint of wax follow. An incredibly beautiful contrast are the fine oak wood notes, which are always perceptible, but at no time push the fruity-fresh aromas into the background. The nose immediately captivates me as it depicts a very harmonious symbiosis of flowery fruit notes and a remarkably long maturation period of over a quarter of a century.
    • Taste
      Wonderfully oily, almost creamy-buttery, the Bladnoch floods my taste buds. At the tip of the tongue a tender tingling (pepper / ginger) develops, at the same time a heavy sweetness stands out. Again, I register abundant floral notes, tropical fruits (especially mango, pineapple and papaya), a lot of vanilla, a hint of wax, light pastry notes and blossom honey. The more sweet-spicy oak notes get a slightly dry impact, but they look very elegant and ripe. Green tea with jasmine flowers, herbs and a splash of lime juice complete the complex taste profile. The alcohol is perfectly integrated again, I add no water.
    • Finish
      Long, sweet and spicy and warm. At the beginning of the finish, a very delicate pepperiness flashes for the last time before the sugar-sweet, tropical fruits, blossom honey, a hint of wax and a lot of vanilla can be highlighted again. Spicy-dry oak notes, herbs and an aftertaste of milk chocolate let the malt finish. On the palate remains a slight dryness.

  2. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Well..Bladnoch..to say it with care; what they produce and bottle as OB these days is complete rubbish in my opinion. I don’t know why and what they’re doing but I hope they can revive the former quality again some day. Old Bladnoch bottlings are at least decent, most of ‘em are good and regularly they are exceptional. One can smell instantly that this particular bottling is nothing less then sensational! It’s very hard to find a dram as good as this these days. This is category ‘They don’t make it like this anymore’.
    • Nose
      On the nose this is a real cracker instantly! It has a typical lowland character; very gentle, sweet and subtle. It immediately bursts into exotic fruits and citrus fruits, mild oaky spices and also there is that beautiful musty/dusty blanket I adore so much in old style whiskies. Giving it some time results in a growingly thicker body, more depth and a full flavored nose. Well, it’s no surprise this one needs to settle a bit after 27 years of maturation and I’m more then happy to give it that. Mango, pineapple, apricot, Long kong, honey, licorice, tea leafs and incredibly well aged oak. The amount of depth, harmony and complexity are just marvelous.
    • Taste
      Soft, sweet, grassy & herbal. Oh happy me, the taste is a splendid continuation of the high quality nose! It all adds up so well here. The balance is terrific! Itms subtle at first. After holding it longer on the palate more and more flavors develop. It gives me fresh exotic fruits like apricot, kiwi and again Long kong. Also I get lemon peel, vanilla sticks, dried grass and even a lovely floral touch. It remains incredibly soft and friendly. I would be really careful adding water to this one. The body tells me it’s not going to like it that much.
    • Finish
      Also the long and developing finish does not let me down. This is the taste you want to keep enjoying for a long time. Elegance is the right word here. The oak is more present in the finish and it is wrapped in a beautiful dusty layer. Antique polished wood I’d say. The grassy and floral flavors are most present in this part. It all ends up in some sort of very gentle vanilla-honey fudge.

      Bloody fantastic!

  3. wisekycourse scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    as the name suggests !!
    • Nose
      explosion of scents, various aromas!
      fruit (grapes, candied and sweet apples, exotic fruits just when you open it in two !!), wood, butter, caramel, a pastry sensation, lemon too, mint
    • Taste
      sweetness in the mouth !!
      honey, woody powder,
      mixed fruit, but very marked, orange, grape still, exotic fruit walls
      chocolate, honey, a little wax at this time
      almond oil, and malt again
      coffee bean and mint in the end, with a little perfume of flower petals.
    • Finish
      Long, intense,
      explosion of scents, it is sweet, a little sweet, it is especially very fruity, and very varied
      a little crushed almond, vanilla!
      excellent.

  4. LDB scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Something restrained initially in the nose and on the palate, which takes a lot of time and heat, then comes the fruit and pastry sounding on tour. Drops off to the rear, but remains very consistent.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Butter cake, lemon butter cream, almond oil, jasmine tea, honey-glaced ripe pineapple, beeswax, a hint of gooseberry and lychee, and above all the scent of old waxed wooden planks in a sunlit country house.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Ripe lemons, pear-and-pineapple tartlets floating in oil, a glass of limoncello and a portion of candied ginger.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Drying gently sour, a grapefruit lemon note stays pretty long, and finally the gooseberry and pineapple blend returns.

  5. Mortar1703 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  6. Banzai scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  7. GIORGOS scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  8. squaadgras scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  9. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. wataya scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

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