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Overall rating
85.71/100
votes
30
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Wood Range - Sherry Cask
Vintage
1989
Bottled
2019
Stated Age
30 years old
Casktype
Sherry Hogshead Finish
Number of bottles
144
Strength
40.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
11 Apr 2019 11:34 am by Zinni
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 224.00

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30 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Bladnoch 1989 CA

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.71 points

  1. PuddingmitHaut did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    • Nose
      very fruity, very sweet, almost sticky, syrup-like, honey, yellow fruits, apple, apricot, apricot jam, buttered toast, also somewhat floral, chamomile, vanilla, with a little light herbal wrap and a hint of coconut.
    • Taste
      The nose promised more intensity.
      Watery on the palate at first. Less sweet than the nose. Herbal, the honey still resonates, becomes a little bit bitter in a not so pleasant way.
    • Finish
      sounds a bit tart ... there's not much left.

  2. rottendon scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    If that was a Scottish malt, I would be very surprised. My tip would be Jamaican rum, but that would be against the rules. Overall very interesting, especially in the mouth, with the harmony peak being reached in the finish.
    I estimate alcohol content to 43%.

    Notes from a blind online chat tasting.

    That was supposed to be a Lowlander? And I really thought it couldn't be a Scotsman. Hampden rum wet finish. Actually, it was probably already over. Bladnoch is a double-edged sword, already had two, I found them more than underground, but they weren't boring either.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Immediately after pouring out, like a brandy, brandy-like acid, heavily oak-heavy.
      After standing for a while, the impression in the first breath intensifies, Esther charge as with Jamaican rum. In principle, it stays that way, apart from the supernaturally strong fruit aromas, I actually find nothing. A little caramel with a lot of imagination. Lactic acid is added when it is warmed, and the level of aromas generally declines. Now I find strawberry chewing candies and brandy beans.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Very dry at first, before a brute fruit acid spreads, which is later replaced by light honey sweetness and a pleasant oakiness. Then the alcohol comes into play, first white pepper, then some menthol. In the second sip also licorice in the second third, again a little acid on it.
    • Finish
      88 88
      It warms up properly, becomes ever sweeter and more pleasant on the tongue and lasts for medium to long.

  3. Ganga scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Nose is vibrant. nutty, dried fruit mix, caramel candies left out to dry.

    Palate is less complex. freeze dried apples, caramel.

    Finish resolves the palate with some nuts highlighting the palate.

    What I didn't find was Bladnoch. This is all about the sherry.

  4. token scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Flavors according to cadenhead.

    Nose:

    Sweet and fruity, kiwi fruit, green gages, pineapple and strawberry ice cream.

    Taste:

    Dried raspberries, blackberries and weak oak. Dry sherry with cigar boxes, cinnamon, honeycomb and dark cherries.

    Finished:

    Drying sherry with typical grassy notes, then dark cherries and a distant wood smoke.

    Comes well but still has something cheesy. I like it

  5. dig scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Polarizing paints. Definitely very interesting. Sherry can be clearly felt. I like it and a 30 year old is still fair for the money. Thanks to token for the sample.

  6. Brinker scored this whisky 71 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      60 60
      Sweet, but sour. Wet, smelly socks. Overripe cantaloupe. Decaying fruits.
    • Taste
      76 76
      Flowery, grassy and woody. Brie cheese.
    • Finish
      78 78
      Long and dry. Old wet oak. Dried fruits, bit of honey, some spices.

  7. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    23 22 22 22 89

    Very unusual and tasty, cheese notes are superb! :)

  8. detachedblue scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Old style sherry matured, must be a good cask
    • Nose
      Tropical fruits, very old style, melons, dry sherry, toffee, strawberry jam
    • Taste
      Jammy, salty and mellow, minty, not overpowered sherry, dates, minty
    • Finish
      Minty, dates, jam

  9. Allandale scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A different lovely Bladnoch.
    • Nose
      Sweet and fruity, all kinds of fruit, like strawberry icecream and more.
    • Taste
      Dried raspberries, blackberrries and faint oak. Dry sherry with cigar boxes, cinnamon, honeycomb and dark cherries.
    • Finish
      Long and soft. Drying sherry balanced by typical grassy notes and then dark cherries and a distant wood smoke.

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