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Bladnoch 2001

Overall rating
85.05/100
votes
22
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Lightly Peated Sherry Matured
Vintage
16.11.2001
Bottled
25.06.2013
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Casknumber
280
Strength
55.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Sheep Label
Added on
14 Nov 2013 7:49 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 74,99

4 × in wishlist

22 × member ratings

33 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bladnoch 2001

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.05 points

  1. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Had a dram of it in Flynn's Inn, but think about buying a bottle...

  2. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Great whisky in my opinion!
    • Nose
      Fruits like raisins, mellow apricots, in the background a hint of peat-smoke.
    • Taste
      Sweet toffee or caramel, dark chocolate, malt, mild spices, oaky tannins and several fruits like raisins, apricots, melon and oranges.
    • Finish
      Rich, long, complex and mouthfilling with a hint of peat-smoke.

  3. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. KayMeertens scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    85/86. The sherry influence is much more apparent than the peat. It doesn't have the sulphur influence that cask 282 has. Cask 324, which is bourbon rather than sherry matured, is clearly more peated. The latter is clearly the best one of the three.
    • Nose
      Malt, cherry, toffee, red apple and minerals. Water tears apart the wall of sherry and increases the apple, with a little cinnamon.
    • Taste
      Malt, toffee, grass, cherry, pepper, apple and peat. Again more apple when adding water.
    • Finish
      Caramel, cherry, grain, apple, peat and chocolate.

  5. hettrum scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. Toffie76 scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Bad
    • Nose
      Alcohol of fruits, mainly pear. More apricot fruit / dry / grapes in light touch. Alcohol well pressed but embedded in a peat fillet (discreet) and a small sherry punch.
    • Taste
      The mouth is unbalanced, the alcohol too much. A little metallic, even heavy. I would go for a hasty distillation. The peat could counterbalance the youth of the beverage, but then it would have to be much more supported. It is not without reminding me a little penderyn madeira heavy side of the distillate
    • Finish
      Pronounced bitterness. Heat and pepper

  7. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. Bishlouk scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Alcohol is well integrated. The sherry is discreet and gives pride of place to the fruits. The peat is atypical and also discreet.
    • Nose
      Green apple syrup and some grapefruit zest.
    • Taste
      A light peat of overripe apple occupies the mouth, accompanied by yellow fruits (apple, apricot).
    • Finish
      A little apricot bitterness, and an explosion of pepper at the end of the mouth.

  9. Ras Mazunga scored this whisky 88 points Super Administrator

    Date of distillation and details such as 'lightly peated' are on a card attached to the neck of the bottle. Not all bottles seem to have this label. Also a label stuck under the big label with 'sherry-matured' on it is not on all bottles. The different bottles have the same color.

  10. moviemaniac scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    This is a very interesting dram. "Lightly peated" - it is what it says in the description. A tad of smoke on the nose (and only on the nose for me) but otherwise a fresh, spicy yet fruity, nicely balanced sherried lowlander.
    • Nose
      A bit of smoke, mingled with light citrussy notes hits the nose immediately. Quite different from the usual phenolic smoky whiskies. A mix of lighter and darker fruits, apples, apricots, raisins, but more on the light side
    • Taste
      Sweet, spicy, juicy, mouthwatering. More dark fruits than one might expect after nosing, complex and hard to taste individual notes. More apricots, raisins, some dark chocolate, toffee, orange peel. Opens up and gets even sweeter with a bit of water
    • Finish
      Complex, fruity - goes down with a bang. Slightly woody and malty aftertaste, a tad soapy, medium long, no smoke remaining.

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