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Bladnoch 2008

Overall rating
81.50/100
votes
2
Whiskybase ID
159248
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Vintage
01.2008
Bottled
03.2020
Casktype
Red Wine Hogshead
Casknumber
39
Number of bottles
279
Strength
55.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Single Cask 2020/04 Exclusive Release
Barcode
0851370006501
Added on
28 May 2020 11:35 pm by sengjc
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

AUD$ 243.55

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2 × member ratings

16 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bladnoch 2008

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.50 points

  1. Thermidor scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    I realize the pressure to innovate, the dearth of good sherry casks, and the pleasant but inexpressive Bladnoch distillate may lead one to believe it should be spiced up in a new way, but if the end results are like this, better stick to bourbon casks. Jeez.

    Tasted in this lineup of Bladnoch: 10yo Flora & Fauna (83), 11yo Distillery Label from Armstrong period (79), 12yo Single Cask #39 (77), 12yo Single Cask #40 (78), 13yo Single Cask #420 (82), 20yo 1990 cask #5338 (84), Rare Malts 23yo 1977 (87), and 8yo Heavily Peated 50ppm cask #7 (78).
    • Nose
      The red wine is frightfully strong in this one. Earthy, mineral notes that remind me of some mid quality cabernet/merlot blend. Faint cloves and some muscat, then makeup powder and vanilla perfume, with a side of cardboard. With water, mushrooms just dug up from the dirt, sweat, metal (warm copper), and some berry jam. The composition is like a freak version of what you'd expect of a port-matured whisky, dissonant and strange. Bach's Air played with a solo tuba.
    • Taste
      Sweet. Marmalade, then mushrooms and chocolate sauce, and wine gums. A strange combo to say the least. Water emboldens the mushroom side too much and this is no longer fun, even as a curiosity. The copper tastes here as well. I can't tell what they were going for with this, and have no idea if the experiment was a success in their mind, but to me it's a wreck, with all hands onboard sinking beneath the waves of Californian red,
    • Finish
      Oddly hollow compared to the assault on the senses the nose and the taste are. Long on this strange marmalade note of strawberries and peaches.

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