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Bladnoch 20-year-old

Overall rating
86.17/100
votes
54
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Distillery Label
Stated Age
20 years old
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
05 Apr 2011 3:06 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 229.91

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Whisky Reviews for Bladnoch 20-year-old

15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.17 points

  1. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Lowland citrus and hay, as in a picture book. Unlike many Cask Strength bottlings, it lacks a bit of contrast, sweetness and creaminess to the rather tart notes. Still a nice whisky.
    • Nose
      Sweet, bright fruits, slightly musty oak, hay, some citrus, rather lighter and less honey than other elder Bladnoch.
    • Taste
      Pleasant drinking strength, spicy, lemon zest, full broadside, a little pepper, a lot of citrus peel, grapefruit, bitter, fruity, just a hint of sweetness in the background.
    • Finish
      Warm, tart, lots of citrus, a lot of citrus, astringent, slightly bitter almost, a little creamy oak.

  2. schengel10 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A beautiful, mature Lowland Malt

    [Color] bright gold; !
    • Nose
      citrus fruit (grapefruit, honeydew melon, lime), sweet, unusually fresh;
    • Taste
      sweet-sour onset, strong, full-bodied, citrus fruit, spicy / oak, complex, old;
    • Finish
      medium-length, soft finish; long sweet-spicy finish;

  3. Crann feàrna scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Rating based on lot of time in the glass. This whisky needs opening up time.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. zormik scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. Gloin scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A nice single malt from ex-bourbon barrels, rather light and fruity, but with an independent character. For many German whiskys disturbs me this fruit note, not here. I like it.
    • Nose
      Hay, yellow apples, vanilla and caramel, lemon zest, fresh and yet sweet, almost perfume-like, very tempting
    • Taste
      The onset is gentle and the body is soft, then comes at the first moment, the acidity of the nose, the palate contracts slightly, before it gets sweeter, lemon cream with custard, but also a slightly bitter oak note floats in the background
    • Finish
      bittersweet oak, the acid softens, but the memory of it remains, not very long

  6. The Macallan scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    A nice but average Bladnoch. Not an ace!
    • Nose
      A fruity Orchard, moorland (floral), mild, estery, pear (reduced: luke warm, fruity, citrus, confit fruit and later some sherry
    • Taste
      Soft, floral, spicy (reduced: sweet, peardrops, some woody notes with a trace of vanilla)
    • Finish
      Mild, with a spicy, warming, floral finish and sherry in the back

  7. Noface83 scored this whisky 85 points Specialist

    Nose: the straw-yellow color indicates bourbon, it can also find some notes of solvents and vanilla. There are also fresh citrus fruits, immature tropical fruit, and a slightly earthy undertone creeps around in the background. Here, the barrel has little influence and the Brennereicharakter is very dominant
    Taste: easy onset, sugared lemon slice, malty sweet and slightly grassy, ​​but on the finish then comes the barrel with a bitter slightly peppery oak which harmonizes well with the sweetness. Again, a fairly short but pleasing finish.

    Conclusion: that's what I mean by a summer paint. Fruity fresh and a light kick behind out. I like it !
    46% UA - Bourbon Keg - Middle age 14-19

    Notes from a blind tasting!
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      82 82

  8. Crann feàrna scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Soft, delicate. Be gentle with water, but generous with time in the glass. If you do not give this whisky any time, it is a huge disappointment, resembling grain whisky lightness, and no definition.
    But allowing it to breathe in the glass for at least 20 to 30 minutes and this is a most beautiful lowland you will ever see.
    • Nose
      No water: Damp cellar. Heat. Citrus. No sweets.
      With water: Dry. Citrus, especially limes. Florally sweetness. Light.
    • Taste
      No water: -
      With water: cautious arrival. Floral development towards citrus. Ending in Bladnoch vanilla custard.
    • Finish
      Long, warm, custardy finish.

  9. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

  10. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Nice. A complex, full smell and taste. Falls a bit flat on it's face, though. Reminds me of Glenkinchie DE.

    Blind tasting of a sample from Kay Meertens.
    • Nose
      Pears, apples, grapes, sweet, creamy spicy.
    • Taste
      Sweet, a bite initially, brown sugar, full, spicy, vanilla, caramel, some red fruit.
    • Finish
      Not that long. Chocolate, red fruit, a bit bitter, sherry.

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