The square bottle design is hilariously tacky. This truly is the fake Louis Vutton bag of whisky bottles.
As a single malt, Bladnoch was alway able to deliver average to good Lowland style whisky provided it was put into good bourbon barrels and left alone. So I am happy to see a fully bourbon matured version, and also happy to report that this is indeed a good malt, unlike the wine tortured monstrosities that they’ve also bottled.
The nose has vanilla and lemon, with a little honey as well. The palate adds warm oak spices and intensifies the lemon juice. A full light Lowland style whisky - wonderful. Only Daftmill is and Rosebank was in the same ballpark - but both are much less obtainable.
Dear people at Bladnoch, more like this please. And put it in a bottle I don’t want to hide.