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Bladnoch 2001

Overall rating
84.53/100
votes
38
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Lightly Peated
Vintage
16.11.2001
Bottled
04.03.2014
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
282
Strength
55.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Sheep Label
Added on
13 Jun 2013 12:50 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 129.90

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Whisky Reviews for Bladnoch 2001

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.53 points

  1. Noface83 scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

    Typical old school sherry bladnoch. Tasty, honest, strong and a little dirty - too bad that the species are probably extinct.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Nose: very alcoholic, easy onset of smoke (burned wood), herbs, sherry (sweet and dried fruit), floral and also slightly earthy, vanilla and caramel. Water tames the alcohol and strengthens the herbs and the mineral earthy note.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Strong but creamy, very sweet, orange marmalade on chocolate biscuit, dry sherry sweetness, vanilla, herbs and bitter oak, again a hint of smoke. Much creamier with water - more sherry and caramel / malt.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Dried herbs, sherry sweetness, subtle smoke, long and dry with a lot of oak to the end. Water does not change the finish except that it gets even more bitter.

  2. Whisky101 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    A great dram for the price, A shame this distillery closed. Definitely buy a   bottle. It can take a lot of water. 
    • Nose
      sherry and fruit. 
    • Taste
      Mouthfeel is thick and creamy, strong but sweet with fruit, some spice, hints of orange, chocolate, vanilla and cherry. 
    • Finish
      Medium, nice sweetness and a lasting aftertaste of cherry. 

  3. Albaron scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

    The nose is difficult, the whisky opens late, the finish is the best. A good whisky, by far the best Lowlander I have ever had in the glass, but he would like to have a bit more smoke. It is also better from sip to sip
    • Nose
      Alcohol tingles in the nose, herbs, raisins, dried fruit, meadow, light sweetness, vanilla, light smoke
    • Taste
      Dried fruits, alcohol, raisins, a hint of smoke, herbs are also found
    • Finish
      The light smoke remains, but also raisins, grapes, sherry

  4. Dieter_W scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Very nice fruity complex bladnoch, Very full and aromatic. Great
    • Nose
      restrained - sweet-fruity - very aromatic soft character
    • Taste
      tasting too, silky soft, fruity
    • Finish
      very full-bodied.

  5. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    with a little bit of water this is a real pearl, but you should like oak.
    • Nose
      he is clearly reserved in the nose. a little sherry, a bit mineral, a little leather, some fruit, but everything still tamed. With a drop of water it gets on a nice sweetness, a little orange with a good dose of oak.
    • Taste
      Pure very strong, but with water come orange peels, some salt and oak. The whole thing on the sweet side.
    • Finish
      Tart oak notes, sherry notes are now noticeable, tobacco, some salt, a light, fruity sweetness in the background, otherwise very astringent and clearly oak.

  6. sengjc scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    A really "funky" whisky - nose reminds of barnyards and you can detect some sulphur on the palate but it for some bizarre reason, it actually helps the malt to give it a distinct characteristic. A rather polarising whisky, you would either enjoy it or detest it immediately.

  7. Jevan scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  8. Jevan scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Interesting but not stellar dram. The nose was off-putting but calmed down with water. Interesting was the light body with the oily taste usually found in heavy bodied malts. This is OK but something doesn't hang together quite right.
    • Nose
      Slightly sour nose with some farmyard smells. Light earthy peat. Malt vinegar. Over-ripe fermenting apples. Not the best nose I have had. With water the sourness dissipates letting through some ripe fruit and a little toffee or Scottish tablet.
    • Taste
      Lightish body that leaves an oily mouthcoating and a rich earthy taste. Hint of smoke and light engine oil. Slightly rotting grass cuttings behind that. Over-ripe fruit, dark chocolate, spices (cinnamon & clove) and some leather.
    • Finish
      Medium finish that really coats the mouth and takes its time to dissipate. Spicy at first then drifting into chocolate and leather.

  9. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Blind tasting.
    • Nose
      Citrus, fudge, some vomit, ashes, plums and meaty notes.
    • Taste
      Dark chocolate, grains - cereals, fudge, coffee and apple.
    • Finish
      Spices, milk chocolate, nuts - hazelnuts, pepper and raisins.

  10. Rom did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Tasted blind. Nose sweet honey, green fruits (apple), sugar cane. Large scale in the mouth, we immediately feel the power and we find the aromas of the nose. The finale goes on spices: pepper, cinnamon and lemon.

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