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Bladnoch Adela

Overall rating
84.15/100
votes
105
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Celebrating 200 Years
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry Casks
Strength
46.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Label
gold stripe on the label
Barcode
851370006105
Added on
16 Aug 2017 7:56 am by Astrid
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 114.43

17 × in wishlist

105 × member ratings

206 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bladnoch Adela

20 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.15 points

  1. DerDennis! did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Great part. He is different, complex, exciting, demanding .... difficult. He needs time and some water, then he gets really good. Without adding water, I had already ticked him off as "not worth buying", also because of the proud price. Now I'm coming to brooding ...

    Definitely not mainstream!
    • Nose
      sweet ... honey, malty, vanilla, sherry, an acid note ... gherkins, seasoning ... Maggi ... ginger, menthol ... which stings neat, slightly nutty and ... flowery.

      Wow, that's ... difficult. Complex, but difficult to pack. Some water makes it rounder and brings the Oloroso barrel to the surface, which previously did not really matter much
    • Taste
      sweet, peppery, woody, creamy ... soapy ... that's ... different. Mint chocolate, bitter almond, really hard to decipher. Water brings honey sweetness and ... more ... great.
    • Finish
      medium long, woody, nutty, peppermint, sherry ... very pleasant

  2. GIORGOS scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  3. diamond2000 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Aroma: open, immediately bright dried fruit tones - prunes, dark raisins, dried apples and pears, dried forest sweet and sour berries. The second wave is sweetness, honeycombs, wax, candle paraffin, berry jam, somewhere remotely dry herbs and hay, wood bark, sour cream (!).

    Taste: bright spices, red pepper, cinnamon, cloves, very sweet dried fruit compote, tart oak, astringent grape skin with seeds, berry jam.

    Finish: medium length, rich, slightly astringent, the same, already slightly burnt berry jam, spices, figs, honeycomb, a little bitter zest at the very end.

    Score: 86

    Bottom line: a standard, well-tailored sherry whisky, without any special frills and shortcomings, of course not without individuality, mainly interesting paraffin-wax tones slip through the aroma.

  4. Whisky.Hedonist.MY scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    A very basic whisky, nothing much to talk about.

  5. Likudi scored this whisky 88 points Moderator

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

  6. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Fruity, sweet, dried fruit, red fruits, beautiful oak
    • Taste
      Cherry, red fruit, molasses, spices beautiful oak
    • Finish
      rather short, a bit of wood, light spice

  7. Amsterdam did not rate this whisky Specialist

    Total production of Adela was fewer than ten thousand bottles worldwide, all made in 2017 and 2018 - The way to tell the difference is 2017 bottles don't have the gold stripe on the label whereas 2018 bottles do.

  8. LukasJakubDrabek did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Ralfy review 813: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bilaZPtX3_I (83/100).

    "If you want a fancy gift for someone who's getting into whisky this is the one to go for. But for the seasoned maltster which is probably you I'd stick to the 12 year old. It's far more interesting."

  9. dramspotter scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Blind tasting.
    • Nose
      82 82
      sulphur, blackberries, sacking
    • Taste
      78 78
      thinish - just a touch of sherry
    • Finish
      80 80
      medium (just)

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