N: Rye breads, sweet breads and Danish swirls with those dried green-fruit bits,... and the other colours too. Generally there's a malty nuttiness with a twist of orange that becomes more pronounced with time and also a cask dunnage note, slight yet clear. After an hour, an oily-fattiness appears.
T: The nose translates nicely on the palate. Doesn't change an iota with water, even at 50/50. Heaps of wood pepper with a long travel. Just when you think you're into the finish, there's another smaller wave of activity
F: ..... and what of those nuts - a few to discover. Dry grapefruit joins the pick n mix. Sometimes appears as a sherried finish despite being a bourbon cask, but hey let's go with it.
C: Bladnoch make good whisky, we know this - so thank goodness it's been revived again, this time by a French investor FACTS? Scored higher the more it opened up. Let's try this alongside a Cragganmore WB.
Scores a B