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Overall rating
87.04/100
votes
30
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Malts of Scotland (MoS)
Vintage
07.1990
Bottled
04.2012
Casktype
Bourbon Barrel
Casknumber
MoS 12019
Number of bottles
115
Strength
54.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
30 Apr 2012 6:45 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 99,00

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Whisky Reviews for Bladnoch 1990 MoS

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.04 points

  1. Malinois scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    The nose is the best part: a good bourbon matured Lowland whisky. The grassy & flinty side is something I like.
    The pallet is also good, but not that balanced as het nose.
    In the finish the wood is more present which isn't in line with the rest of the dram.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Not to many yellow fruits, grassy, flinty, light sweet, honey.
      The nose seams a bit creamy.
    • Taste
      87 87
      That not to many yellow fruits getting chaperoned with some juicy oak which goes away quiet fast and the honey plays it's game with some soft spice which build up a little.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Starts with some alcohol vapor and honey, spices and there is short some of that yellow fruit going on.
      After a few minutes there is some juicy oak in the back of the mouth with a very small trace of nutmeg.

  2. Ivynor scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Huge disappointment.
    Medium whisky and not very balanced. a problem of sample?
    • Nose
      What is going on ?
      Oil lamp, rotten fruit, sulfur, flint ... Hula, wait.
      After 10 minutes:
      Some fruits, grape marc, treated new wood, a little caramel. Unconvincing
    • Taste
      Snappy, on the fruit bowl, the perfume, a little wood. In the background, notes of violets. Texture a little soapy, and a sweet tip.
    • Finish
      Short, on wood, spices.

  3. DDiep scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. nulty scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    The nose is not really to my taste despite pretty fruit (a bit lost, it's a shame). The set is a little young but it's quite pleasant. The mouth is not bad after a slight dilution. Tasted blind.
    • Nose
      Very fruity (apples, among others), with a dose of interesting exoticism. Unfortunately, there are even less beautiful green notes here: dry herbs, young green wood, almonds. Newspaper. Butter. Cereals. Littlemill?
    • Taste
      Fruity attack, the influence of greenery is much less marked than the nose and that's good. The texture is fatter than expected, another good point, the whole is not dry as I feared. We always have a little hazel bark but it's not too bad. After dilution, there are more pastry notes, the mouth becomes creamy and more spicy.
    • Finish
      Rather long and frankly fleeing. Almonds and barks of slightly bitter oranges.

  5. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    N: citrus, fudge, wine gums, vanilla, honey, figs and floral
    T: honey!, citrus, vanilla and some bitter fruits
    F: vanilla, honey, forest fruits and spices - nutmeg

  6. WhiskyNotes scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    I'm not a fan of the typical grassiness and zesty bitterness of Bladnoch but I have to say this one adds a few rounder notes which makes it much more attractive. Probably the best Bladnoch I've tried, certainly on the nose.
    • Nose
      Nicely candied. The usual grassiness is present, alongside a few gristy notes, but it's sweetened by dried pineapple and Honey Pops. Lemon wine gums. Lime juice and Demerara sugar. A slightly tropical version of the Lowlands, although it returns to slightly sharper grainy and lemony notes over time.
    • Taste
      Punchy, nicely balanced between citrus notes (grapefruit, lemon zest) and a rounder, candied touch. Quite a peppery kick. More grassy this time, slightly more bitter as well. More grapefruit. Hints of tonic.
    • Finish
      Rather long, grassy and lemony. Grapefruit tea.

  7. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Truly a spring whisky, this Bladnoch. And surprisingly complex. I admit, I was not expecting this. A very nice first encounter with this Lowlander.
    • Nose
      The nose is fresh and sweet with loads of breakfast cereals on honey, pineapple cubes, gooseberries, citrus, lavender and freshly cut grass. A hint of vanilla. After some handwarmth grapefruit, gooseberry and young apples are the leading aromas, followed by a hefty helping of cane sugar. Very approachable.
    • Taste
      The attack is piquant, peppery and very mouthcoating. Feisty for a Lowlander, to say the least. Again quite grassy. Loads of white pepper and a touch of oak, joined by grapefruit. A soft bitterness that is really pleasing to the palate. Orange zeste. Hint of salt towards the end.
    • Finish
      The finish is long and zesty. Bittersweet at the death.

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