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Bladnoch 1977 DL

Overall rating
90.17/100
votes
8
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
Old Malt Cask
Vintage
12.1977
Bottled
02.2000
Stated Age
22 years old
Number of bottles
286
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
04 Sep 2008 1:18 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 395,00

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Whisky Reviews for Bladnoch 1977 DL

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.17 points

  1. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Enthusiasm: Nose and mouth: 4/5 Final: 3/5 Whisky n ° 1680
    • Nose
      Light and delicate, cinnamon, fruit cream behind and toffee. A little water to reveal pineapple and lime.
    • Taste
      Sweet, easy, very well integrated alcohol. Juicy and melted.
    • Finish
      Landing a little steep in comparison with the above: spices profusely.
      With water, it's more opulent and persistent.

  2. Rosebank88 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A great and entertaining whisky!
    • Nose
      First, glasses cleaning cloths, then very fresh and always sweeter. Scented candles-like. Is becoming more and more mature with Potpurri, roses, fully ripe nectarines, peach leaves and grass. Later also bananas, citrus zests a trace of smoke as well as malty Druscharomen or malt coffee. Overall remarkably complex, teasing and almost playful. With water: more complex. Oatmeal, malted coffee, linen, dry leaves and delicate smoke.
    • Taste
      Soft and oily in the body. Wirr structured but thereby absolutely unique and exciting. Very lively and fragrant. Grassy freshness, hay, citrus notes, malt and delicate smoke. With water: scented hay, malt and new linen bag.
    • Finish
      Long, pleasantly dry and hay-like.

  3. hs305 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    [September, 2014]  I had this dram during a FoSM club tasting.

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 90.  My notes state a very delicious fruity profile not just on the trademark Bladnoch apples but many more (mostly homegrown fruits like peaches, apricots) and a little OBF (old bottle flavour, here aceton).  Some autumn floral aromas too (haystacks on a wet meadow).  Water is not needed.

  4. Nimrod77 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Really good stuff. Slight deductions in the B-note because of the lavender, but it may well be people who stand on this perfumed finish. He does not really bother me, because nose and taste are really great.
    • Nose
      Fruit basket! Yes, that's just to my liking. Mandarin, apricot, ripe apples, a nice citrus note as the basic note. Like that. At the beginning still accompanied by a bit OBF, but quickly vanishes. The Bladnoch is then a little sweeter (white chocolate?), It adds a touch of glue. No, not really glue, that sounds too much like solvent. It's more of something like the smell you might know about children's plasters. Interesting and not really unpleasant in the nose. If you smell it intensively, you will notice the alcohol. White pepper and ginger in the nose. Great tennis.
    • Taste
      Also in the mouth a good portion of fruit. Less citrus than in the nose, but more apricots and apples (Pink Lady?). A flowery note that somehow reminds me of wet hay. Bright grapes and somehow ..... "old". Well, 22 years old, but it tastes a bit older I think. Blind, I would have typed certainly to about 30 years. Milk chocolate and a bit maritime. Somehow I think we have some older Taliskers that I was already allowed to try. At the end again some sharpness, ginger or pepper and then ..... huh? Is that'n Bowmore? Lavender ??? Luckily, that's not a problem, because this perfumed note has never really inspired me. Here, however, it is embedded quite harmoniously, and I like it well.
      It gets pretty bitter with a little water, like a strong coffee.
    • Finish
      Long, rather long and fruity-sweet with a persistent, subliminal note of lavender. Here is the lavender then a little too intrusive.

  5. avansele scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      98 98

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