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Whisky Reviews for Bladnoch 1990 SMWS 50.109
3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.00 points
- Spicy, sharp. Red fruits, cinnamon, mint, peppery. Not prime imho.
- Wasn't in the best shape to taste whisky that day, so I may have to revisit this someday. I thought this was very nice but somehow a tiny bit too sweet and cloying on some aspects (pecan pie e.g.) compared to what I consider to be the "Bladnoch standard". They're quite right and honest about this in the description though, and this certainly has an exotic side indeed that many others don't have. For those with a sweet tooth, this one will be very convincing. What's funny is that the finale, however, is totally in line with the classic Bladnoch DNA, as if "nature" always won in the end !
Very exotic but almost decaying in that regard, with marshmallows indeed but also a lot of dragon fruit, some overripe peach with caramel sauce. Very sweet. Crème brulée, even pecan pie afterwards. This is very sweet and the fruitiness is rather cooked and compote-like, lacking a bit of "brightness" in my opinion.
Very powerful, caramelised mango, yellow peach, sweet chutneys made thereof, some tinned fruit salad's syrup. A little strong in alcohol.
Splendid comeback on more classic territories, this gains a lot of freshness here, with slate and withe grapes, and some white flowers. This can't betray its Bladnoch DNA eventually !
- SMWS notes:
A deluge of juicy fruits flooded in from the tropics and filled our glasses with pineapple, guava and mango. Notes of custard cream biscuits added a vanilla dimension that meandered into baked apple pies and cake mix with cinnamon and nutmeg. A delightfully soft texture remained throughout with suggestions of marshmallows and fruit jelly sweets whilst the soft fruits of melon and banana joined coconut as the spirit was allowed to breathe. The gentle warmth of ginger and cloves brought a comforting familiarity before maple syrup merged with honey roast ham. A hint of gooseberries retained freshness as the finish concluded with new oak and the oily texture of juniper berries.