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Overall rating
86.13/100
votes
18
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Adelphi (AD)
Bottling serie
Selection
Vintage
1990
Bottled
2015
Stated Age
24 years old
Casktype
Refill Bourbon Cask
Casknumber
30558
Number of bottles
182
Strength
55.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
09 May 2015 9:38 am by Nelltec
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 159,95

2 × in wishlist

18 × member ratings

23 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bladnoch 1990 AD

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.13 points

  1. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    again a great Bladnoch from the Bourbon barrel. Especially the nose and the unexpected tobacco notes are interesting.
    • Nose
      very fruity, mango, citrus, also apple (cooked) with a honey note, also slightly mineral but still a good portion of vanilla.
    • Taste
      very sweet, vanilla and indefinable fruit, actually some tobacco, clear cigar box (cedar wood?)
    • Finish
      getting bitter, slightly grassy, ​​a bit artificial from the sweetness. Sweetish notes with tart oak at the end.

  2. MaltyMillionaire scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    A nice dram overall. Quite strong without water - in fact, I only take this with water. 
    • Nose
      Sweet grassy note, vanilla, honey, green melon, fresh wood, mild lemon. 
    • Taste
      Grassy, spicy, and sweet arrival. Strong alcohol notes (this whisky needs water, and I don't usually add water to my drams). Mild honey, citrus, light melon note, wood, watery vanilla. 
    • Finish
      Long spicy finish with lingering grassy note and a honey undertone. 

  3. Greg Logan scored this whisky 84 points Member Junior

    Well - highly disappointed here - my first Adelphi AND my first Bladnoch....  Likely to be the last of each.

    The nose is actually quite nice - maybe that is the so to speak - disingenuous part of it all.  The palate is quite decent but devolves into a kind of sickly perfumey taste in a medium long finish that is simply unpleasant.   My only guess is that in light of the material itself being of medium decent quality  - that it is the actual Bladnoch mash-bill that is the issue.

    The bigger issue is that we are paying big-bucks to Adelphi for some decent material - and simply not getting it.  My emails so far to HQ have NOT been responded to - pretty disappointed in that as well....

    I have an Adelphi Glen Moray - not sure how anyone can screw up a decent Glen Moray - so hopefully that will at least be drinkable - but still - that is less than satisfactory when one is knocking down $150/bottle...
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      74 74

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