- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Lightly Peated Sherry Matured
- Stated Age
- 11 years old
- Sherry Cask
- 55.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Sheep Label
- Added on
- 14 Nov 2013 7:04 pm
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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
- Had a dram of it in Flynn's Inn, but think about buying a bottle...
- Great whisky in my opinion!
Fruits like raisins, mellow apricots, in the background a hint of peat-smoke.
Sweet toffee or caramel, dark chocolate, malt, mild spices, oaky tannins and several fruits like raisins, apricots, melon and oranges.
Rich, long, complex and mouthfilling with a hint of peat-smoke.
- 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.
Malt, cherry, toffee, red apple and minerals. Water tears apart the wall of sherry and increases the apple, with a little cinnamon.
Malt, toffee, grass, cherry, pepper, apple and peat. Again more apple when adding water.
Caramel, cherry, grain, apple, peat and chocolate.
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.
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
Pronounced bitterness. Heat and pepper
- Alcohol is well integrated. The sherry is discreet and gives pride of place to the fruits. The peat is atypical and also discreet.
Green apple syrup and some grapefruit zest.
A light peat of overripe apple occupies the mouth, accompanied by yellow fruits (apple, apricot).
A little apricot bitterness, and an explosion of pepper at the end of the mouth.
- 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.
- 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.
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
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
Complex, fruity - goes down with a bang. Slightly woody and malty aftertaste, a tad soapy, medium long, no smoke remaining.