Bladnoch 1990

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
New Label
Stated Age
22 years old
Bourbon cask
51.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
25 May 2013 1:04 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 110,00

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Whisky Reviews for Bladnoch 1990

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.31 points

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Serge from whiskyfun says:Bladnoch 22 yo 1990/2013 (51.7%, OB, cask #5070) Colour: straw. Nose: this was to be expected, we’re near the Pure Spirit, this one’s maybe a little earthier. There’s a little more cardboard too, but also more herbal notes that are very nice. Old wood, wine cellar, then aspirin tablets, grass, apple peelings… It’s also a little chalky. Let’s see what water will do to it. With water: obviously no sherry cask and yet it’s wine that comes out once water has been added. A mineral riesling? Mouth (neat): an exact ‘copy’ of the 1991, only with more oak impact and more oomph but that’s only the higher strength. Same heavy lemon, zests and grass. Excellent. With water: exactly the same feeling as with the nose, it’s very similar, only a little earthier. And, given that I’m much into good mescal these days, a little agavy too. Finish: long, with the grassy spices coming to the front. Some Tabasco or even Worcester sauce in the aftertaste – serious! Comments: simply the same very high quality as with its independent sibling. I don’t feel like I should give it a different score. Lovely Bladnochs! SGP:661 - 89 points.

  2. thijs100 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    This one makes me want to go out and buy a lot more Bladnoch. The profile of this distillery seems to agree with me.
    • Nose
      Lovely fresh nose with grass, hay, coconut and citrus. There's also some malt, caramel and green apple. The emptier my glass gets, the more dusty (not a good thing) it becomes.
    • Taste
      The first sip is a little bit salty. Creamy mouthfeel, good. A bit dry and woody, some ginger, citrus and a very light pepper note. The grassy aroma also translates into a underlying grassy note while tasting.
    • Finish
      Grass, oak. A warm finish with a very feint cherry note at the end. Would've liked this to be a little longer and more complex.

  3. Banzai scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Prima Bladnoch for an excellent price. Recommended!
    • Nose
      The nose is mild and fruity. Citrus, green banana and also slightly spicy. Then vanilla, honey, cake. A bit grassy too.
    • Taste
      Again fruit in the mouth such as pear and pineapple in syrup, then vanilla and crème brulée. Again slightly spicy and light tones of wood.
    • Finish
      Medium long finish with a sweet touch and ending in a not unpleasant bitterness.

  4. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    HWF VBT-5 sample 2 tasted with Aby
    • Nose
      yellow fruits, green apples - Granny Smith, floral, some smoke - ashes, lot's of fruits - bourbon cask influence
    • Taste
      spices, malty, caramel, some smoke - ashes and fruity - kiwi
    • Finish
      drying with fruits and vanilla

  5. pilgrim77 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Very similar to cask 5762 I tried before this one (perhaps slightly more spicy/peppery on the palate). A very nice, well-balanced old lowlander.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. MaltMartin scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Tastes much younger than its age. Not that complex.
    • Nose
      Fresh and floral. On juniper berries. Some grassy notes. Hay. Lavender and violets. Mint as well.
    • Taste
      Spirity. Quite hot. Lemon-sherbet. Bergamot. Orange-rid. Stuffed peppers. But also cinnamon.
    • Finish
      Medium long. Lightly spiced: white pepper and nutmeg. Oakiness in the end.

  7. KayMeertens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    N: Honey, lime, pear, apricot, oak, grass, mint, floral notes and a whiff of tonic. A forest in autumn with chestnuts, wet leaves and limestone in the background. With water some malt, straw and currants.
    T: Honey, citrus, white pepper, vanilla, mint, candle wax and canvas. Slightly floral, but especially quite spicy and waxy for a Bladnoch.
    F: Honey, citrus, chestnut, a little beeswax and in the long run mainly an oaky spiciness. In comparison to other Bladnochs (cask 5066 and 4644 and the 20 YO CS), this one is less malty and grassy. I.e. it shows less of what I regard as the typical Bladnoch (/ Lowlands) profile.

  8. granella2003 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Fresh and floral.Some richer maltiness, blueberry and
      burning hay. 
    • Taste
      Vanilla custard, Manuka honey and fragrant wood
    • Finish
      and spicy with a little caramel on the tail


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