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Bladnoch Adela

Overall rating
83.95/100
votes
112
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

€ 116.02

20 × in wishlist

112 × member ratings

218 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bladnoch Adela

23 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.95 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. Mr. D. scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    I like Bladnoch and this malt is no exception; a pleasant combination of Lowland spirits and Oloroso Sherry barrels gave a memorable release
    • Nose
      85 85
      The sweetness of prunes and raisins is intertwined with the freshness of wild strawberries and blackberries; followed by a wave of herbs, a little wood; malt and caramel notes; the complex is very nice.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Juicy sherry taste, not sweet, more precisely sweet and sour; cherry-menthol freshness is added to prunes and dark grapes; oak astringent spice and chocolate bitterness are quite noticeable; herbal infusion in the background.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium duration, warm; astringency of oak bark and herbal bitterness; figs and dried fruits; cinnamon, traces of coffee.

  3. Squinugie scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  4. Samwise2020 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  5. GIORGOS scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  6. 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.

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

    A very basic whisky, nothing much to talk about.

  8. Likudi scored this whisky 88 points Moderator

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

  9. 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

  10. 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.

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