Bladnoch Adela

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Celebrating 200 Years
Stated Age
15 years old
Oloroso Sherry Casks
46.7 % Vol.
700 ml
gold stripe on the label
Added on
16 Aug 2017 7:56 am by Astrid

Average value

€ 113,03

13 × in wishlist

71 × member ratings

155 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bladnoch Adela

15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.05 points

  1. 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.

  2. 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."

  3. Indianerhäuptling scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  4. 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)

  5. Achany scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Sweet, red fruit, dirty sherry, mouldy wine cellar, full of spices, hints of sulphur, not elegant, the ABV is nice, full bodied, finish is all right and sweet, candy, strange malt. I do like this one, the taste and this dirty malty note. Bought a bottle for further examination
    edit: 21.06. after some weeks in the opened bottle this one does get better.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    fair puddle
    did not leave a good impression with me
    the funny smell in the nose misses it right at the beginning
    • Nose
      a funny smell at the beginning, berries, light leather, sherry-herb gets more
      later herbs, slightly caramel, tart, red fruits / berries become intensiever
    • Taste
      light on the palate
      fresh sawn oak, slightly cherry
    • Finish
      short to medium long
      Cherries, herb

  7. hans1971 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. Allandale scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Copper Gold
    • Nose
      Rich Olorosso cherry notes, raisins, whiff of walnuts and toffee pudding with a hint of chocolate.
    • Taste
      Again rich, sweet and smooth, sherry flavours with some dark chocolate coffee and dried black fruit and a hint of liquorice and pepper.
    • Finish
      Quite rich, nutty, warming, soft and long.

  9. 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

  10. Johnnie Stumbler scored this whisky 73 points Expert Junior

    Nose: Black cherries and Muscovado sugar, gentle black treacle and a touch of aniseed. Give it a while and the floral and grassy notes I’d associate with Lowlanders make an appearance. A little more time brings whole peppercorns, molasses and yeast extract. Hate to say it, this is really rather good.

    Palate: Oh dear. Grass and cereal but thin and flat. Peppered cardboard and bitter lemon pith. Latterly cherries and assorted vine fruits but that cardboard never really goes away.

    Finish: Medium in length and drying. Some floral elements. It’s pleasant enough, but the returning cardboard keeps it from truly impressing.

    Thoughts: If the rest of the experience lived up to the nose, I’d be raving about this, even at £95 a bottle. As things stand though, disappointing.


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