Overall rating
Single Malt
Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Lazing on a summer afternoon
Stated Age
25 years old
Refill Ex-Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
53.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L15 307 15:23 2
Added on
03 Jan 2016 9:57 am by MacIslay
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 147,41

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Whisky Reviews for Bladnoch 1990 SMWS 50.74

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.50 points

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    N: Everything so far WB, WB & WB has been a natural dram harking back to its mashy roots, with the exception of the 3rd [Glenlossie WB] which also had 23 years of sour/dank oak to add. This Bladnoch is more fruity by comparison [raisins & vanilla-lime sawdust], from old oak, naturally] -  heaps of wood in fact, too much for some today but just fine for me so far. It's a little chalky with some cardboard notes too, but some curiosities also, hinting at an umami. There's a complimenting sweetness that accompanies the oak mind. Let's see how this one pans out.
    T: Yikes, huge pepper notes engulf the palate, with a little rubber, some oily rubber bands. Water is a must, the addition of which doesn't change the profile so all is fine there. Doesn't do a lot for much of the unravel but offers a most acceptable malty/oily chew. There's a nice charring note also, a deep one. Heading into the finish is where it's at - a forest narrative of woodland walks, wild herbal leafy greens and mild liquorice twigs. A curious sweet-sour-herbal nature keeps up my interest.
    F: Its a shady, murky tail with a sublime, soft freshness - like the finish you'd an hour after sucking on a Trebor mint [extra strong].
    C: Bladnoch seldom follows trend or broad style, after all it is a Lowland. If you like to celebrate difference, Bladnoch is where it's at and this bottle is testament to that. Lots to unpick and unravel here. Quite the mystery dram with treasures lurking in the forest for the intrepid.

    Scores a B [87]

  2. John Barleycorn did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS Tasting Notes
    Colour: Watery sunlight

    Flavour profile: Spicy & dry

    Drift off to a late summer garden with the hum of bumblebees
    in the distance. The characters in our story nibbled on strawberries and cream,
    ripe peaches and pink sugared plums. They sipped champagne cocktails laced with
    elderflower, rhubarb and muddled mint while breathing in the heady scents of
    orange blossom and bruised apple from the nearby orchard. The taste delivered
    licorice stick, dark chocolate orange, coconut and toffee crunch. A sprinkle of
    water opened up white lilies, lavender, tarocco orange, eucalyptus and sage at
    dusk. A nightcap of hot ginger root beer and brandy snaps filled with
    Devonshire cream.

    Drinking tip: Relax and reflect.


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