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Bladnoch 1977

Overall rating
87.80/100
votes
125
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Rare Malts Selection
Vintage
1977
Bottled
10.2001
Stated Age
23 years old
Number of bottles
6000
Strength
53.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5000281016221
Added on
14 Aug 2007 9:38 pm
Non-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 578,47

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230 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bladnoch 1977

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.80 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    [April, 2017] Another head-to-head tasting day, this time two 23-years old Bladnoch against each other - a 1966 SV (WB id 20009)) versus this 1977 Rare Malt edition.

    All in all two very fine Bladnoch with different profiles. Very interesting to see how the distillery character changed over just one decade. But this was the decade with the most changes to the production processes in all Scottish distilleries (switching from direct firing to steam coils, abandoning own floor maltings and more).
    • Nose
      87 87
      Both are golden with the 1966 maybe two shades darker than the Rare Malt. The 1966 offers a rich, almost bold nose on fruity and floral aromas together with a nice honey driven sweetness, very complex and balanced. Due to its high abv of 53.6% the 1977 needs some time of breathing before releasing a more winey and slightly cheesy profile. With water it opens up further, of course and shows more aromas of a sweet wine. This round clearly goes to the older vintage.
    • Taste
      90 90
      The 1966 vintage has a very complex yet well balanced profile of barley sugary, slightly woody and floral/grassy flavours. The Rare Malt is more on the fruity (oranges, lime) and herbal side imbedded in a sound sweet and wooden structure. With water it gets smoother but a little thinner too Hard to judge on this, but I see a slight advantage for the 1966 again (due to its greater complexity).
    • Finish
      89 89
      Bold and instantly mouth-coating with the 1966 - fat, oily and coating too with the 1977. Both are very good at the first sip and I vote for a draw. Both own a very long finish with the 1966 slightly drying out at the very end, but not too unpleasantly. The 1977 got some peppery moments here but no drying at all. Water is not needed. This time the Rare Malt wins.

  2. Hvdree scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  3. JacobaEd scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. Seanzhang scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    Very sharp and bright, a lot of fresh fruit.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  5. Dominique69 scored this whisky 89 points Moderator

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. stefsel111 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. Dhugal MacArdry scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  9. Landryn scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      94 94

  10. lincolnimp scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

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