- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Stated Age
- 22 years old
- Bourbon Cask
- 52.4 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- New Label
- Added on
- 08 Aug 2013 5:14 pm
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33 × member ratings
47 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Bladnoch 1990
8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.90 points
- An intense lowlander with a very good balance. Straw, honey, vanilla sugar, lime, marzipan, floral notes, ginger, hazelnut, apple and pepper. Also some musty notes like a dusty attic in the nose and autumn leaves with nuts in the finish, plus eventually even a rubber garden hose, but somehow that doesn't disturb me at all in this one. The best Bladnoch I've had so far, beating its sibling casks 5066 and 5070.
- This is the very first Bladnoch I've tried and unlike anything I've ever tasted before, very distinctive in style and a stellar example of a light, fruity-sweet, slightly floral, malty whisky. Very enjoyable indeed.
A vanilla-honey sweetness immediatley hits the nose. Fresh ginger, lime, ripe brambles, barley and oak
Just like the nose the taste is honey-sweet with vanilla yet citrussy-fresh with some florals, milk chocolate. A very intense, light, mouthfilling, juicy sweetness
the finish explodes with the same honey-vanilla sweetness. Intense malt and oak, it immediately dries down after swallowing and exposes a pleasant bitterness leaving a medium-long malty sweet aftertaste.
- Fun decently-aged Bladnoch with distinct lowland character, i.e peach and other less common yellow fruit aromas thanks to the ex-broubon maturation. All 20-ish Bladnoch from the era I had were quite impressive and fun for retail price of about 70 EUR/bottle. Perhaps regarded as "nothing exraordinary" back then but nowadays kind of a hidden gem, actually. Especially if you see where prices are headed (...don't get me started with Littlemill while we are at it). Highly recommended!
- Tasting it for a second time, 3.5 years in between.
Give it first 15min in the glass to los the alcohol vapours.
The first few sips are 90 points, thereafter the oak sticks to the tongue on the finish. 88
Fresh and full, crystal sugar, grassy, hay, vanilla, creamy, some slightly wet stone. It's fresh but shows it's age.
Hay, crystal sugar, grassy, creamy, vanilla, slightly wood note
Sweet, grassy, creamy, the oak really comes trough after 3 minutes.
- Delicious. That was still a bladnoch, good age, nice flavors, the Brennereicharakter lives even after 22 years still - good old times!
short crispy-biscuit-crunchy kick, then despite over 50% soft and creamy, caramel, white chocolate, vanilla, fresh, fragrant hay, with a bit of water comes a strong green apple, a splash of lemon, and the grain note is again intense
strong (needs no water for me, but tolerates a lot), the aromas from the nose are also good in the mouth (except for the green apple): strong cereals, caramel, milk chocolate, hay (or rather mild herbal candy), later white pepper and lime
long, warm and dry, crispbread and white pepper