Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Silver Seal (SS)
Bottling serie
Sestante Collection
Stated Age
21 years old
Number of bottles
58.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
11 Sep 2011 12:25 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 249.95

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35 × member ratings

19 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bladnoch 1990 SS

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.41 points

  1. MaltMartin scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    The nose is not very inviting, but the taste is all right. However it tastes like a young whisky, not 21 years old!
    • Nose
      Spirity, like new make. Grainy, and grassy, herbal notes as well. Juniper?
    • Taste
      Very aromatic but at the same time alcoholic. Punchy and spicy. No complexity at
    • Finish
      Not that long, vermouth-like.

  2. bob vanmeerbeek scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    Nice complex malt. With a twist just I like it. A Bladnoch like only they could produce. Ols style BN at their best.Wondering though what some more years in the barrel would have done with it

  3. Georges scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      82 82

  4. Georges scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Spirity, grainy, grassy, porridge, cereals, yeast
    • Taste
      Spirity, grainy, grassy, peppery, bubblegum, beer, fruity (citrus, lemons, limes)
    • Finish
      Long, citrus, zesty

  5. Volanne scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A classy and delicately flowery malt boosted by a warm honeyed mouthfeel.

    Tasted blind for whisky-distilleries.info WDTS:http://www.whisky-distilleries.info/WhiskyWDTS/index_EN.shtml
    • Nose
      Straightforward and soft at the same time. Very fragrant. Flowery and close to the cereal. Soft roasted, grounded, soaked malt. Quite some organics too. A bouquet left a bit to long in its vase and the stems of which have started to decay in the water. Sounds strange, but smells nice! Delicate and fragrant, actually.
    • Taste
      Starts very flowery. Like chewing fresh rose petals. Unfolds on lots of nectar and honeydew. A rum-spooned Lowland, would that exist? Grows tastier, bolder and hotter at the same time. Really good.
    • Finish
      Long and malty. Leaves your mouth fresh and clean.

  6. Jean-Brice scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Pretty powerful and atypical. The addition of water brings no really positive element except a drop in the alcohol level. The nose, when it is on the fruity side, is very pleasant. Nice but bottled too young in my opinion.

    Tasted in blind under the WDTS
    • Nose
      Very surprising. Alcoholic from the beginning and evoking the spirit out of the still. A bit of peat, wildflowers, lots of anise, a hint of medicine and a sprig of brine. Then, over the aeration, a very fruity side develops. I will even say fruit paste with background, spices. This nose is "turning". Moving from one aspect to another in a loop. What I prefer is the fruity side
    • Taste
      A crude cask for sure! Very powerful attack on the spirit side. Oily
    • Finish
      long on anise

  7. ALouis scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    Color: White wine
    Nose: Very malty, on apple and pear and hints of cellar mold. Some spices in the background.
    Palate: The malt dominates and the alcohol is very present. Some autumn fruits in the background.
    A young whisky that does not say much.
    Final: average on malt and spices.
    Tasted as part of the WDTS: http://www.whisky-distilleries.info/WhiskyWDTS/2012-07/Bottle4.shtml#bladnoch21sestante


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