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Overall rating
88.27/100
votes
28
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Antique Lions of Spirits (ALOS)
Bottling serie
The Butterflies
Vintage
1990
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
27 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Cask
Number of bottles
276
Strength
49.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
05 Aug 2017 8:09 pm by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 230,91

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28 × member ratings

38 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bladnoch 1990 ALOS

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.27 points

  1. Gaija scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Really interesting because while the aromas and flavours themselves are very similar to other Bladnochs, this one exploits them in the "creamy - fruity" way more than the "juicy - citrusy" one, making for a different experience. This gives it a really great complexity, but looses a bit of freshness in the way. Very good all in all, especially on the nose, which lifts it to a light 90. Thanks again adrenalin for the sample !
    • Nose
      Quite fresh, melon, then gets very precise on green tea, which I love. Jasmine, bergamot, mint, aloe vera ... old style goodness. Light vanilla and a very elegant fine woodiness. Soft fruitiness : guava, fresh apples, less citrusy and fresh than one would expect. Gets even more complex afterwards with eucalyptus, sage and a feeling of laundry that suits the profile perfectly. Though not in a good day for tasting I found it already very complex and very precise. 
    • Taste
      Apples, pears, melon, and a bit more vegetal here. Obvious green tea again, with green pepper, salt, lemon, and a feeling of fresh goat cheese maybe. It's not as precise as the nose and might lack a bit of freshness but further sips were more convincing, gaining a waxier old-style touch. Complex again.
    • Finish
      Salt, lemon (and maybe even the Tequila that goes with it), basil (that "sweetly herbal" feeling), quite a lot of lime now but still not in a "fresh and juicy" way. Green tea still. Good one.

  2. Georges scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
      Sweet, vanilla, nutty, fruity (oranges, melons), green tea
    • Taste
      79 79
      White fruit (apples, pears, melons), spicy (salt, pepper, ginger), vegetal, grassy, sweet, lemons, citrus
    • Finish
      78 78
      Medium long, sweet, fruity, lemons

  3. Gaija scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

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