Overall rating
Single Malt
Riverstown (RT)
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Stated Age
21 years old
Number of bottles
54.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L12 251 PB
Added on
12 Nov 2012 12:49 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 233,54

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61 × member ratings

49 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bladnoch 1991 RT

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.44 points

  1. Moritz scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Without water unfortunately a bit one-dimensional, but with water a great whisky, the very many facets. Quietly take some time to touch - you will not be disappointed.
    • Nose
      Initially, the alcohol dominates with fresh apple. Some water brings more aromas to the front, the alcohol is no longer in the foreground. A little vanilla, but remains fruity.
    • Taste
      Without water dominates the alcohol, seems almost a bit sprittig (despite 21 years). With water then very well balanced, fruity, slightly tender oak and quite dry mouthfeel. Very round and no unpleasant alcohol more, on the contrary. The alcohol is very nice with some water.
    • Finish
      Quite short, pleasant bitterness. Some chocolate, with dried fruits.

  2. Okto-Bull did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    The nose changes significantly over time its flavors. I like it very much. Without water, the Bladnoch is, however, in the taste too strong and more than sweet and spicy I do not get tasted. With water, on the other hand, it is a worthy summer whisky for (current) temperatures of around 30 degrees both in taste and on the finish.
    • Nose
      light, sweet honey mixed with fruity, slightly sourish apples; subtle grain and straw notes are there; a fresh floral note mixes in the background; a bit spicy-bitter oak is here; the alcohol is clearly perceptible, but with a little time flies away and there are citrus flavors and a little candle wax; with water comes a light, interesting muff and it reminds a bit of cowshed; with no more time it gets sweeter
    • Taste
      proper pressure from the alcohol; a violent tingling sets in on the tongue and drowns out almost everything else; it is slightly spicy and bitter; Vanilla and oak ... water must be here! it gets pretty creamy with water; Honey and licorice; a few raisins are also there; it stays fresh and lemony on the tongue
    • Finish
      medium; sweet at first; then it gets spicy; on the palate there are hints of chocolate; the oak presses again at the end; with water it gets a little spicier and the sweetness takes a back seat; a slightly soapy touch is added and again come citrus flavors; getting slightly dry;

  3. markjedi1 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    The nose made me
    doubt, but it appeared to be a time bomb. Again a great Bladnoch, coming close
    to my favorite bottling, the 21 Year Old 1991 for The Bonding Dram.
    • Nose
      The nose is quite
      apart, at least for a Bladnoch. It is very floral and even farmy, without any
      hint of the usual sugar candy or white fruit. Well, I do get some apples after
      a while. More patience allows the farmy notes to evaporate to be replaced by
      marzipan and lemongrass. Even more patience offers some toffee and breakfast
      cereals with some dried peach. White chocolate! It just needed some time, I
    • Taste
      It is wonderfully
      waxy on the palate and quickly evolves towards the typical Bladnoch that I
      like. Sugar candy, loads of grapefruit, vanilla, pineapple and a touch of
      beeswax. Wonderfully spicy on ginger and some pepper.
    • Finish
      The long, spicy
      finish ends in an explosion of citrus fruit.

  4. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    I just had the Bladnoch 1990 NSS (WID: 120787) which I liked a lot better than this one.
    Somehow the RT is little intense and somehow relatively flat and expressionless. But with water and some time it gets a little better. But still not convincing.

  5. jhut scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Blindly tasted with André during Proefolympics 2017 April 15, 2017
    • Nose
      Light, grass, hay, pepper
    • Taste
      Lowland character, grass, pure water
    • Finish
      Delicious, indulgence. Become even better with water. Draggon

  6. rb854 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Tasted it blind during PO2017 (may 2017)
    • Nose
      Sweet, honey, fruity, apple and peach, malt. Then some rubbernotes (but not disturbing), creamy, floral, vanilla and cinnamon
    • Taste
      At first the alcohol kicks in, rather sharp on the tongue. Then creamy, banana, pear. It becomes what stale towards the end, some lime
    • Finish
      Medium length, woody, still some fruity notes, apple, bitter and earthy

  7. hans1971 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Day 2 - PO2017
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. Cubey666 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Tasted and scored during a blind tasting competition in May/June 2017. (PO17)
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. Sandman scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Blind tasted, during the trial Olympics 2017
    • Nose
      Apple, mango, grapes, lemon, touch of vanilla, honey, pineapple, pear, marzipan and nuts
    • Taste
      Apple, marzipan, lemon, pepper, pineapple, pear, grapes, hints of mint, nuts and chocolate
    • Finish
      Long, greasy, light pepper, fresh fruit and nuts

  10. KayMeertens scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      The first impression is rather dirty. Dough, cardboard. Then peach, marzipan, vanilla, honey and apple. A thick texture. Water adds a lot of malt and a whiff of frying fat.
    • Taste
      Almond, cardboard, marzipan, pepper, apple and vanilla. Later blood orange. With water more dough-like, but also apricot.
    • Finish
      Almond, honey, apple, apricot and chestnut.


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