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Bladnoch Adela

Overall rating
84.00/100
votes
121
Whiskybase ID
99676
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

€ 115.84

22 × in wishlist

121 × member ratings

230 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bladnoch Adela

27 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.00 points

  1. Likudi scored this whisky 88 points Moderator

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

  2. 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

  3. SwiftyMcVeigh scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A few drops of water bring out the aromas more clearly. Very interesting whisky.
    • Nose
      87 87
      The first thing that comes to mind is dark mocha chocolate praline. Then dark forest honey, dark plums, rum-raisins, caramel and old wood. Herbs and menthol.
    • Taste
      88 88
      First the dark mocha chocolate praline. Espresso, dark plums, dark chocolate, raisins pickled in rum. Sherry. Plus wild herbs. Sweet, tart and floral.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Remains on the palate for a medium length. Becomes dry and tart. Dark chocolate together with oak wood remains until the end.

  4. DistiLesha scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Impressed with this release, especially the radishes and tar, as in the old aged Bowmore releases
    Tar, it seems, is more related to smoky whisky, but here it pleasantly surprises!
    N: 20 T: 21 F: 23 B: 23
    • Nose
      radish, sherry-grain tones, prunes, sherry, a little rubber, varnish, printing, barrel pickles
    • Taste
      radish, sweetish dry, tar, cognac, varnish, printing, spices, lemon, ginger, chocolate, vanilla
    • Finish
      sweetish dry, astringent, tar, spices

  5. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  6. Jackson05 scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    I don’t find it to be a particularly good oloroso cask(s). Unbalanced but inoffensive. I get cherries, rye bread or even a little dill. Unbalanced alcohol on the back end. A poorly crafted malt IMO.

  7. 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.

  8. Squinugie scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  9. Samwise2020 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

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

  10. GIORGOS scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

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