- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Stated Age
- 11 years old
- Sherry Cask
- 55.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Sheep Label
- Added on
- 05 Oct 2012 4:25 pm
5 × in wishlist
50 × member ratings
79 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Bladnoch 2001
13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.38 points
- Nose is delicious. fruit bouquet, like pineapple, strawberry, orange and apple with vanilla pudding, cream and some sweet spices and nuts. You notice some sharpness too.
Same as nose, full flavored, rich and full of fruity and creamy vanilla flavors, but still a bit sharp and young.
Body is quite thin.
Finish is a bit of a let down for me. Quite a bitter spirity flavor, dry and not much linger and development. But gets better with more air and after opening the bottle.
Makes me curious to try a more mature Bladnoch, since this is my first experience with this distillery.
Drinking it with orange pure chocolate is a match made in heaven.Also weird that one day i rate it 78 or 79 and another day it could be 88 or 89. So rated it somewhere in between.
- for a Lowlander very solid structure and complex
light smoke, blackcurrant, malt beer, wood, dates, cardamom, sherry, herbal tea
Milk chocolate, full bodied, oak barrel, herbs, sherry
first creamy, then spicy, and then again creamy, lingers long
- Give it time despite its young age. It delivers!
Initial dark fruits with minty tea-like components. Sherry comes trough with hint of camphor. Moist wood. Sherry again. Mineral and rubbery notes. Give it time to breathe.
W/o water: Strong arrival. Mouth-coating oakiness.
With water: Creamy semi-dry nutty sweet arrival. Fades quickly into astringent dryness overlaying cooked fruits. Sudden arrival of oak and slight pleasant bitterness.
The strong arrival surprisingly fades more quickly than expected, leaving a dry and silky mouthfeel.
- A deep, intense dram. Delicious.
Dark fruit, strong sherry and plum. The alcohol is noticeable. Behind it a little ginger, cinnamon and oak. Caramel in the background, chocolaty-sweet.
Without water: oily, strong sherry, chocolate and caramel. Then again spicy ginger and oak. The whole thing becomes pleasant Volmilchschokolade with orange.
With water: Chocolate and orange are stronger, raisins join. The peppery ginger leaves behind an association of licorice and malt sugar.
Mitellang with orange, chocolate, malt and oak.
- Very very nice Bladnoch. Do not expect huge peat or smoke. Its more of the subtle kind. Same with the Sherry...its not Glendronach folks!
Small yellow plums, glue, sand, dust, red fruits, citrus, apple, elderflower, foliage, maritim, dew, trecale, oilment, wet air, apricot, liquorice, honey, dutch honeycake, creamy, strawberries, raisins, maple sirup, grapes, woody, cough-sirup, bark, milkchocolate, pancake, soap, sweet, nuts, heather
subtle smoke, oily, apricots, soft, tobacco, duthc honeycake, nuts, peanuts, honey, bitter, heather, cocoa nibs, foliage, soil, clay, loess, wax
Middle, sherry waxy vegetal finish. Robust and citrus paired with dark fruits and chocolate
- For the 55% and the 11 years very balanced and almost mild.
Malt, sweetness, red fruits, very pleasant and balanced.
first fruity and sweet then comes some strength and burning. F
Long and warm and malty. At the end comes the oak