Manzanilla Single Cask. Strong in the barrel. Undyed.
Sounds like a great combination to me.
Bladnoch 2005 - 2020 14y Manzanilla Hogshead.
Bladnoch - in my opinion an underdog, always flies a bit under the radar and is nowhere near as present as some of his fellow combatants.
Maybe we will be big friends today ..
The price of this 0.7 liter bottle was around € 165 and was sold out after a very short time - it was not so easy to get a bottle.
Intense orange! But a lot of orange - super cool, very refreshing. The nose gives a lot to expect - very fresh oranges and limes, paired with white chocolate and brittle. Hardly any alcohol sharpness despite the 51.5% vol.
Madness! The bladnoch is immediately there - this time really strong white chocolate and marzipan! I have probably never had marzipan in a whisky, I like that very much! The oranges are still mega dominant in the game and a few nuts are added - has a little something Christmas. Somehow I have the need to cuddle with him on the sofa and turn on the fireplace - he invites you to linger. The alcohol now comes into play somewhat more vigorously, but in no way penetrating.
Here the alcohol is clearly noticeable, after a light burn there is a long, warm aftertaste. I still have oranges and nuts here.
Wow - I honestly didn't expect that. Why am I not so familiar with Bladnoch yet, why have they not yet seized world domination? I can really only speak for this bottling now and it is incredibly good. I will definitely try a few more in the near future to get an idea. Today's single cask is whisky as it should be and almost perfect. He is a true gentleman, but not necessarily complex - the orange is dominant, not negative, but it leaves little room for other flavors. I will definitely honor him and he will go into the glass a few more times.