Bladnoch 1990 CA

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Authentic Collection
Stated Age
25 years old
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
50.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
19 Feb 2016 8:45 pm by Jimjam
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 130.00

16 × in wishlist

32 × member ratings

38 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bladnoch 1990 CA

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.18 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    [December, 2016]  When I tried this baby for the first time I shouted out:  "Yessss!  There are still whiskies out there that are produced in the old style way!"  I simply adore these old style whiskies as it reminds me of sensational tastings when I started whisky drinking back in the nineties.  And these OBF (old bottle flavours) make any whisky very, very sippable even if it is not a complex spirit. 

    I wonder what makes the difference in production between these old style whiskies and all the mainstream modern ones.  Anyone who has an idea please let me know...
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  2. Jimjam did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Cadenhead's tasting notes:

    Nose: Floral notes along with wet grass, brambles, gooseberries and a dusting of icing sugar

    Palate: The palate is a smooth as the nose from the start Over ripe bananas, sponge cake with some more floral flavours

    Finish: The finish has Medium length of the creamy fruity tones then with apricots and a touch of white pepper at the end

  3. serge43 scored this whisky 85 points Newbie

    I like this bottle very much.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. wbarchive_336582 scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    malthead.org: 86 points

  5. nhuber scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    certainly not bad, easy good quality, needs a drop of water IMO. opens up nicely, sweeter, more grassy, more complex and more harmonious.... would say water lifts it up by 1-2 points, sweet long finish but a hint of bitterness/wood in the finish which is a bit disturbing, but not much and also not in a completely unpleasant way, but takes a point off. nice one, but had better Bladnochs. preferred the 1992 26 years, ID 115048

  6. gango4 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Unfortunately, the 25 years hiding something in the nose and press on the stamp on the finish.
    • Nose
      First closed a bit in the nose. Then flowery and fresh. Warmed up something
    • Taste
      Oily, velvety and round. The alcohol burns in spite of the 50% practically not at all, but the taste we still something of it coined. Easy menthol.
    • Finish
      In the aftertaste comes some green, sweet oak. Still lasts for a long time.

  7. hs305 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    [December, 2016]  I found this dram in an advents calendar sampled by Cadenhead.In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50
    - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 90.  My notes state a nice OBF (see review below).  I bought a bottle.

  8. Cobo scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      first floral, spicy, slightly sour, maybe passion fruit, becoming more and more tropical
    • Taste
      very fruity, mango, banana, white pepper, very luscious for a Lowlander
    • Finish
      Grapefruit with white pepper


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