Overall rating
Single Malt
Whiskybroker.co.uk (WhB)
Stated Age
12 years old
Number of bottles
56.0 % Vol.
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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20 × member ratings

29 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bladnoch 2006 WhB

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.65 points

  1. craide scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Beautiful ex-bourbon malt that looks a bit older than he is.
    Alcohol content fits quite well without me having to dilute it. Everything is pleasantly harmonious without becoming too complex. I like it very much.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Interesting Malt. Nice honey sweetness, light notes of coffee, chocolate and some fresh popcorn. In addition there's fresh hay with bread / sourdough. Vanilla is good.
      Nose fits very well. Alcohol is well integrated, you do not notice it in the nose.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Regular seasoning, sparkling, alcohol is already good after. Slightly refreshing character. Honey sweetness is also present on the palate. Including the slightly sour bread dough.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium long finish, sweetish, chocolate, drier with some citrus.

  2. Riokat scored this whisky 83 points Member Junior

    Acts much older than 12 years. Extremely intense, very spicy and deep. I find it undiluted almost moldy. Was almost too long in the barrel.
    Diluted, it opens a little. Gets more the typical character of a bourbon malts. More vanilla, more sweetness with less spice. Get diluted for me a nice contrast, but retains some depth.
    • Nose
      81 81
      Modriges wood, a lot of spice. I had to think directly of blue cheese. Light sweetness and lemon. Not undiluted my case.
      Diluted, he opens something.
      More sweetness, vanilla and honey.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Undiluted comes with strong onset a massive spice - a lot of wood. Also in the taste this slight Modrigkeit, for me blue cheese.
      More sweetness comes through with water. More vanilla and light citrus notes. He gets a little softer but still quite spicy.
      Quite interesting.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Long and quite balanced. Sweet, spicy with a light acidity. Nice balance! In the end, the oak stays with its, for this whisky typical, modesty.

  3. LeChiffre scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    For the age a very intensive bourbon barrel matured malt with neat depth, which looks much older due to the very present notes after old woody barrel (about 20J). Overall, but quite delicious, much longer but probably should not have been in the barrel. You have to like the dominant oak here.
    • Nose
      84 84
      sweet; fruity; Citrus notes; clearly milk-grade; some herbal honey; Vanilla; Oak; much more sweetness and vanilla with water; the milky note is not quite mine
    • Taste
      88 88
      pure very oaky; pleasantly soft but powerful with some water; sweet; Honey; Fruitiness (sourish); Herbs; sparkling-spicy oak
    • Finish
      88 88
      intense peppery-tingling oak (old wood); subtle, slightly sour fruit notes; some honey; Herbal notes; slightly nutty (walnut)

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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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