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Bladnoch 1990 CA

Overall rating
88.55/100
votes
33
Whiskybase ID
WB95810
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Authentic Collection
Vintage
1990
Bottled
Summer 2017
Stated Age
26 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
246
Strength
49.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
04 May 2017 8:58 am by MacErwin
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 178.30

19 × in wishlist

33 × member ratings

58 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bladnoch 1990 CA

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.55 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    [August, 2017]  I bought this bottle for 145 Euro in May, 2017.  Somehow I ignored Bladnoch for many years but since I discovered it five years ago I really do love this malt.  It owns a trademark fresh green apples flavour that reminds me of refreshing cider drinks.

    Same with this dram.  It has a nice fresh and fruity nose that shows this remarkable cider with a shot of lemon spike.  The mouthfeel is warming and coating with no distracting moments at all.  The taste offers a balanced mix of fruity, sugary and wooden/spicy flavours that is still very fresh after the 26 years in the cask.  The finish is of medium length and again surprisingly fresh.  Some water opens the nose and taste even further and releases a lot more aromas and flavours this way - so let it swim for your full pleasure!

    A really lovely dram on a summer night (that I surely will appreciate in January too)... 
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  2. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Classic old Bladnoch, great, gentle flavors, very elegant and above all lemon cake in the flower meadow.
    • Nose
      at first a bit dusty oak, but it fades away. Then gentle, elegant, sweet, flower meadow, honey, lemon cake, a little bit mineral
    • Taste
      slightly tart, citrus, oak, mineral, lemon zest, but also honey and therefore nicely mouth-filling and balanced.
    • Finish
      long, soft, honey, oak and citrus.

  3. Archer scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Bladnoch hadn't really been on my list yet ... very nice Lowlander!
    • Nose
      Old wood, underlaid with a bit of mold at the beginning. But that goes away quickly and there are fresh, lemony notes. Pineapple, mandarins, pie crust. Very mild spices.
    • Taste
      Smooth and creamy start, lies nice and soft on the tongue. Pineapple and lemons, fresh yeast dough, some wood.
    • Finish
      Long, still creamy, slightly peppery, lemon peel and cocoa.

  4. Issie did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Honey, cereals, grasses, apple, melon, lemon, some flower meadow, some peach, some mango, dried apricot, green plants
    • Taste
      Apple, melon, apricot, lime, lemon, wood, dried apricot, a little pepper

  5. LDB scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Finest ex-Bourbon cask goods, very balanced, carefully matured, great barrels!
    • Nose
      89 89
      Lemon juice, cotton candy, lemon curd, lemon jelly candies.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Great oiliness! Lemon mixed with honey and the finest olive oil, yummy.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Walking in the direction of grapefruit very quickly. Extremely clean and not sour long finish, has something of pineapple chewy candy.

  6. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Nice malt from the bourbon barrel. The Bladnoch character still comes through and goes well with the barrel.
    A successful bottling that I enjoyed.
    • Nose
      Pear. Peach (more peel than pulp). A little pineapple. Acacia honey. Bitter almond flavor. A few citrus notes come through too. Plus a meadow of flowers. Tree sap, but also wood dust.
    • Taste
      At first sweet. Wood sugar and malt sweetness. Then a mixture of acidity and sweetness. The above fruits mix with citrus fruits. Then nice wood flavor that tingles pleasantly. This also causes salivation.
    • Finish
      Tart honey. Grapefruit. Hay. It is getting drier and the oak is noticeable.

  7. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  8. Othorion scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Great old Bladnoch, very tasty!
    • Nose
      90 90
      Meadow of flowers, honey, green apples, lemons, muesli, biscuit cakes, everything subtly interwoven
    • Taste
      89 89
      Next lemon, cake and honey, with some grapefruit, a little pepper and oak
    • Finish
      89 89
      Medium, fresh, fruity with a little oak and citrus fruits

  9. Vallado scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. yggr scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

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