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Overall rating
87.60/100
votes
13
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Whiskybroker.co.uk (WhB)
Vintage
14.12.2006
Bottled
31.01.2019
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Barrel
Casknumber
252
Number of bottles
227
Strength
56.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
31 Jan 2019 8:53 pm by Erik Elixir
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 65,00

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13 × member ratings

27 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bladnoch 2006 WhB

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.60 points

  1. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    massive whisky, which has almost gotten a little too much wood. The beautiful fruitiness "saves" him a little. Nevertheless, an exciting whisky, the grading is not easy for me.
    • Nose
      solid, almost meaty, roast crust, woody aromas, then over time an intense fruitiness, light, citrusy, slightly sour refreshing. And in the background always the oak. With water, the malt is much sweeter, vanilla and the fruit remains.
    • Taste
      Pure comes immediately the barrel, slightly musty, strong, putting in the foreground, a bit old cellar, slightly acidic fruitiness. With water a lot of vanilla, sweet, but still fruit and a minty oak flavor. Bittersweet.
    • Finish
      long, the fruit is rather subtle, a slight tartness keeps the sweet vanilla and tart oak notes in balance. At the end, the slightly musty oak remains.

  2. Noface83 scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

    Uih - tastes older than 12 years. Has a lot of wood and depth. But he was taken out of the barrel just in time. If you look at intense wood flavors is a really great thing for a great price.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Nice nose with pear, lemon, some papaya and the typical sweetener bladnoch sweetness. In addition a lot of bitter wood and a good portion of herbs as well as creamy vanilla and milk with honey and nuts.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Powerful start without being too alcoholic. Lots of vanilla, cereals and honey. In addition, some walnut comes a lot of bitter wood. The fruit flavors continue to offer pear.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium long bitter finish. On the one hand a lot of sweetness with a little bit of citric acid. Add a little vanilla and fresh herbs. But the wood and bitter notes dominate more and more. The alcohol leaves a pleasant warmth.

  3. LittlePeat scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Color: pretty dark for an ex-bourbon. Most similar to the color of a dessert wine.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Herb-aromatic. Clear bergamot, wood, pear drops, tart nut very in the foreground (or partitions of a walnut), behind it still strong black tea with a little milk. However, there is something unsettling about it.
    • Taste
      89 89
      The alcohol is very well integrated. On the palate, it is more of a typical representative of an ex-bourbon, but a very good one. The most obvious are the pear drops. Wood and bergamot are also heavy and a slightly bitter walnut. Medium spicy. No sign of youth. Blind, I would probably have given him at least 18 years, given the also clear wood note.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Medium-dry, medium to long, pear drops, black tea, aromatic wood. For a brief moment, a slightly misplaced note flashes on, something like the swollen skin of a light bunch of grapes just before spitting out. Very long remains old wood.

      Conclusion: I have long wanted an old juicy ex-Bourbon. Many of the sherry bombs are in circulation at the moment, some of them are in my bar and in the meantime I wave me off, if there would be another (not smoky) sherry monster. With this bladnoch I finally closed a gap. Formally 12 years on it, but you would never have come up with it. Especially the finish is like a 25-year-old.
      PS. The ideal drinking strength for me here is around 53-54%.

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