- 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
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Whisky Reviews for Bladnoch Adela
15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.05 points
- 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.
- 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."
- Blind tasting.
sulphur, blackberries, sacking
thinish - just a touch of sherry
- 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.
- fair puddle
did not leave a good impression with me
the funny smell in the nose misses it right at the beginning
a funny smell at the beginning, berries, light leather, sherry-herb gets more
later herbs, slightly caramel, tart, red fruits / berries become intensiever
light on the palate
fresh sawn oak, slightly cherry
short to medium long
- Copper Gold
Rich Olorosso cherry notes, raisins, whiff of walnuts and toffee pudding with a hint of chocolate.
Again rich, sweet and smooth, sherry flavours with some dark chocolate coffee and dried black fruit and a hint of liquorice and pepper.
Quite rich, nutty, warming, soft and long.
- 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!
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
sweet, peppery, woody, creamy ... soapy ... that's ... different. Mint chocolate, bitter almond, really hard to decipher. Water brings honey sweetness and ... more ... great.
medium long, woody, nutty, peppermint, sherry ... very pleasant
- 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.