This is another fine example of a (still) underrated distillery (compared to Rosebank or Littlemill), obviously it gets no "closure" bonus (I thank the whisky god it was just silent for the last years and will be - after the necessary repairs and investments - on full production again under the new Australian owner).
PS: Good old Serge scored this whisky 77 points only but I cannot comprehend any parts of his tasting notes. So either he or me got a wrong or spoiled sample... But looking at all the other WB scores I dare to buy a bottle at the right price and clarify this.
The colour is old gold and the texture shows some early legs and late slow tears. The nose is a typical Bladnoch with tons of green apples, honey, grassy and some wooden notes.
The taste itself is nicely balanced out of fresh fruits, barley sugary and wooden flavours. Water is not needed (it releases some bitter flavours).
The dram arrives on the palate warming and instantly mouth-coating with no distracting moments, really good. The finish is quite long, milk chocolatey and chewable with some spicy aromas, no bitter or drying notes.