Bladnoch 1990

Overall rating
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
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 275.38

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Whisky Reviews for Bladnoch 1990

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.90 points

  1. KayMeertens scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    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.

  2. moviemaniac scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      A vanilla-honey sweetness immediatley hits the nose. Fresh ginger,  lime, ripe brambles, barley and oak
    • Taste
      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
    • Finish
      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.

  3. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    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!

  4. Malinois scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    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
    • Nose
      Fresh and full, crystal sugar, grassy, hay, vanilla, creamy, some slightly wet stone. It's fresh but shows it's age.
      Very nice
    • Taste
      Hay, crystal sugar, grassy, creamy, vanilla, slightly wood note
    • Finish
      Sweet, grassy, creamy, the oak really comes trough after 3 minutes.

  5. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Delicious. That was still a bladnoch, good age, nice flavors, the Brennereicharakter lives even after 22 years still - good old times!
    • Nose
      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
    • Taste
      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
    • Finish
      long, warm and dry, crispbread and white pepper

  6. Helgo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. Ciro scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. Hvdree scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      91 91


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