Overall rating
Single Malt
Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Mangroves and marshmallows
Stated Age
28 years old
2nd Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
57.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
28 Feb 2019 4:48 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 254,73

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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

  1. theograph scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Spicy, sharp. Red fruits, cinnamon, mint, peppery. Not prime imho.

  2. Gaija scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    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 !
    • Nose
      89 89
      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.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Very powerful, caramelised mango, yellow peach, sweet chutneys made thereof, some tinned fruit salad's syrup. A little strong in alcohol.
    • Finish
      90 90
      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 !

  3. mandragoru did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    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.


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