Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Ex Oloroso Sherry Casks & ex Bourbon Casks
46.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
23 Mar 2021 9:49 pm by Mattcarr1976

Average value

£ 41.98

10 × in wishlist

19 × member ratings

61 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bladnoch Vinaya

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.81 points

  1. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    OK, it doesn't taste bad now, and Bladnoch likes to play big with a rather young, fruity distillery character. The new brand seems to be able to do that too. It is difficult to say what the ratio of old to new is and what proportion was in the sherry barrel, but some notes suggest that young people are preponderant. I don't yet know what to think of whether it is inconsistent or skillful to mix old and young instead of aggressively marketing the young. So he is not meat or fish and in many ways too young and unbalanced. But also not undrinkable and sometimes with nice accents. I am undecided.
    • Nose
      sweet, grassy, youthful, some sherry, liquorice, but tends to be fruity when young, some hairspray.
    • Taste
      tingling and fresh, a bit peppery, tart, fruity notes, green.
    • Finish
      The finish is a bit bitter, the sherry is more noticeable here, but subtle, fruity, tingling and yeasty, a bit herg and also a bit too young New Make notes at the end, but then there is a nutty finish.

  2. YD84 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Elegant NAS whisky. Has peaked my interest in Bladnoch.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Shy at first, honey, apples, barrel char, hint of sulphur, slightly umami
    • Taste
      87 87
      Orchard fruits, milk chocolate, grass, butterscotch. Rich medium body. A few drops of water helps greatly.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium long. Grass, fruits, mild tobacco, wood.

  3. Ulcinj scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

  4. vriesdich scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Very nice blend of old Bladnoch stock and new production. Sherry and Bourbon cask matured, bottled at 46.7%, non chill filtered.
    Very pleasant mix of tropical fruits, vanilla and chocolate flavours. Nice bittersweet finish.
    Non age statement but who cares when the taste is good.

  5. Allandale scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Light and refreshing.
    • Nose
      Sweet floral gras with boiled sweets.
    • Taste
      Fresh green apples and chocolate with a hint of pepper
    • Finish
      Light and refreshing


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