Overall rating
Single Malt
Adelphi (AD)
Bottling serie
Stated Age
24 years old
Refill Bourbon Cask
Number of bottles
55.3 % Vol.
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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