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Bladnoch Vinaya

Overall rating
82.98/100
votes
89
Whiskybase ID
WB179645
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2021
Casktype
Ex Oloroso Sherry Casks & ex Bourbon Casks
Strength
46.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
0851370006655
Added on
23 mar 2021 9:49 pm by Mattcarr1976
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

£ 42.82

19 × in wishlist

89 × member ratings

166 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bladnoch Vinaya

26 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.98 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. notesofmalt scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Preliminary remark: The Bladnoch Vinaya comes without any age information. Here older barrels from before 2009 come together with four-year-old single malt after the reopening.

    Bladnoch Vinaya, 46.7% alc. Expansion: Bourbon and sherry barrels (both exclusively first fill)

    Nose: Sugar-sweet and fresh is the first impression. Then there are grassy and slightly floral aromas. A lot of mild apples, sweetish without any acid, a hint of vanilla, oats and orange zest.

    Palate: A lot of character is added here. Sweet and fruity with apple and pear, a splash of lemon, then stronger. Roasted almonds, cocoa, oak and colored pepper, some white coffee with a creamy texture.

    Finish: rather short, light and creamy. I would say sweet. A mild dryness with a slightly spicy character remains.

    Conclusion: The proportion of the still very young barrels is clearly visible, they give the Vinaya a fresh and mild character. At the same time, the alcohol is wonderfully integrated, no corners or edges. A pleasant representative of the Lowlands. 82/100 points (2021).

    www.notesofmalt.com

  3. glenrob scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. maltaholic scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Try it at the Whisky Spring Schwetzingen 2021.

    Amazing aroma!
    Vanilla croissants.
    Cake mix.
    Licorice, slowly a little bit spicier.

    It's amazingly good!

  5. J.K.Ch scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
      Sherry, fruit, licorice, sugar, vanilla cream.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Fruit, sherry, vanilla.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Sweet spicy pastry with vanilla cream. Slightly acidic.

  6. JNuyts scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  7. HYTTTTTT scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
      red fruit with a touch of alcohol
    • Taste
      82 82
      The entrance is sweet, preserved fruit, red fruit, a little sour, some bitter bottom, dark chocolate. The sense of alcohol is more obvious, and the mouth is pierced.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Dark chocolate, a little sour, a little red fruit

  8. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2022/04/17/croydon-whisky-festival-2022-part-2-2/

    You may remember when Bladnoch came out fighting in 2017 with mature stock from the Raymond Armstrong era – namely, a 15yo and a 27yo, for example [WLP]. In 2022, we see before us, a no-age-statement range from the new regime. I remain optimistic.

    C: Crisp, even earthy nose, followed by a softer journey – the strength spot on. After an ‘organic’ transition into the finish, we’ve a textural fluffy cocoa-like conclusion – the oak compliant. For any occasion, it’s one you could drink all day. Good stuff, Bladnoch.

  9. TechnOBY scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  10. MartinSchmartin scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Very shy in smell. Significantly more intense in taste. Noticeably sweet on the finish
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  11. Hsh scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    I was surprised that it went in so softly that I was reminded of Aran 10, which tastes like honey, with ginger and cinnamon and bourbon and sherry in a very harmonious fusion.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      78 78

  12. DannyHill scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      77 77
      grain, cereal, lightly creamy, young, sharp
    • Taste
      78 78
      fruity, peach, malt, sherry, quite sharp and edgy
    • Finish
      78 78
      grainy, warming, light spice

  13. Svjatogor scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    n: strong vanila, herbal, fruity, komplex, bananas, sweet
    t: vanilla, fruity, smooth
    a: nuts, vanilla, sweet

  14. AXEoftheNORTH scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    NOSE: A slightly floral tone with sweet notes of green grass.

    TASTE: Full-bodied and smooth with hints of green apple, dark chocolate and a spicy touch of black pepper.

    FINISH: Fresh and long with a very delicious sherry note.

  15. Jimbeau scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  16. JBKwb scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  17. HKWhiskyExplorer scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    N 23
    Obvious sherry cask influence (dark fruit)
    Mildly floral, citrusy (lemon zest), malty
    Oak spice hiding behind the sweet nose

    P 24
    Creamy sweet fruit
    Spice (pepper, nutmeg) running parallelly alongside the sweetness

    F 23
    Short, dry, peppery finish
    Mildly citrusy
    Some ethanol aftertaste, quite a young dram
    More malty comes in after letting it breath

    S 5
    Good value for price for an oloroso x bourbon casked lowland whisky. The nose was a bit single-minded due to the domination of sherry influence, but the palate recalibrated back to a sweet & spicy dram.

  18. Cubey666 scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    really need to get used to the "new style" of Bladnoch, if I approach this without comparing it to the old style, it is quite decent.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      79 79

  19. riegerjonas scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    2021-10-03
    • Nose
      87 87
      Orange peel, hay, peach, very sweet, floral, caramel, youth noticeable
    • Taste
      84 84
      Vanilla, caramel, light sherry dark fruitiness
    • Finish
      83 83
      tart, spicy, rather short

  20. Squinugie scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      79 79

  21. RJKrueger scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A light summer whisky - very pleasant to drink and with a great nose. However, if you expect a sherry-heavy whisky, you will not find yourself here.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Rather light, fresh and fruity. With some grassy and herbaceous notes. Lemon, mirabelle plum, with toffee and milk chocolate, almonds. For me, the nose is more sweet wine (sauterne) than sherry notes.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Pleasantly soft and with well-integrated alcohol, it has a slightly spicier taste than on the nose. But even here only a slight sherry influence. Pleasant daily dram.
    • Finish
      83 83
      A little more wood still lingers in the rather short finish. This is where the youth shows up.

  22. Candy62 scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Nose: floral, lightly grassy, with a scent of honey and toffee.
    Palate: from light to moderate body, floral flavor, toffee, ginger and barley, a touch of mint.
    This whisky is perfect for a summer breakfast or an afternoon tea or coffee break.

  23. YD84 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    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.

  24. Ulcinj scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

  25. 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.

  26. 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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