Still I find Bladnoch the best of all Lowland distilleries (including the closed/demolished ones). It owns a very special, vibrant profile and produces malt of the "old style" - hopefully the new Australian owner keeps this quality alive...
The nose is tyical Bladnoch: barley sugary sweet with green fruits (apples, pears) and some summer floral aromas.
A very nice and quite complex body offers its profile in different layers - again sugary and fruity flavours contained by sound wooden notes that get just a little bitter in the end. But this is compensated by a delicious chocolatey flavour that pops up around the same time.
The arrival on the palate is sweet, smooth and mouth-coating. The finish is of medium length and sweet again. I like it...