- 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
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37 × member ratings
52 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Bladnoch 1990
8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.31 points
- 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.
- This one makes me want to go out and buy a lot more Bladnoch. The profile of this distillery seems to agree with me.
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.
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.
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.
- Prima Bladnoch for an excellent price. Recommended!
The nose is mild and fruity. Citrus, green banana and also slightly spicy. Then vanilla, honey, cake. A bit grassy too.
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.
Medium long finish with a sweet touch and ending in a not unpleasant bitterness.
- HWF VBT-5 sample 2 tasted with Aby
yellow fruits, green apples - Granny Smith, floral, some smoke - ashes, lot's of fruits - bourbon cask influence
spices, malty, caramel, some smoke - ashes and fruity - kiwi
drying with fruits and vanilla
- 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.
- Tastes much younger than its age. Not that complex.
Fresh and floral. On juniper berries. Some grassy notes. Hay. Lavender and violets. Mint as well.
Spirity. Quite hot. Lemon-sherbet. Bergamot. Orange-rid. Stuffed peppers. But also cinnamon.
Medium long. Lightly spiced: white pepper and nutmeg. Oakiness in the end.
- 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.
Fresh and floral.Some richer maltiness, blueberry and
Vanilla custard, Manuka honey and fragrant wood
and spicy with a little caramel on the tail