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Bladnoch Samsara

Overall rating
83.48/100
votes
110
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Celebrating 200 Years
Bottled
2017
Casktype
Californian Red Wine and Bourbon Casks
Strength
46.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
851370006044
Added on
16 Aug 2017 8:01 am by Norbs
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 79.24

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110 × member ratings

181 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bladnoch Samsara

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.48 points

  1. SwiftyMcVeigh scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Ambitious in terms of price. Apart from that, a very palatable Lowlander.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Caramel candy, floral herbal notes, vanilla, a bit of malt sweetness and fresh oak that is reminiscent of chipboard. Overall restrained. In the background grapes and red wine tannins. Orange and citrus. Takes time to develop.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Creamy soft start. Then there are ginger and white pepper spiciness. Cream candy, honey sweetness, cloves, light grapes, tannins, vanilla.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium to long, dry and slightly bitter, the grapes remain with the oak.

  2. IslayFanDo77 scored this whisky 82 points Newbie

    Nose:
    Sweet Vanilla with citrus l and a little caramel.
    Taste:
    Starts Sweet in the beginning, a little strongly spicy, malt and still fruity but with a very slight pleasant sharpnes. Very multifacted.
    Finish:
    Middle to long lastig, the sweetnes is also at the Finish Trends to be spicy. It becones drier and malty towards oak.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Sweet Vanilla with citrus l and a little caramel.
    • Taste
      81 81
      Starts Sweet in the beginning, a little strongly spicy, malt and still fruity but with a very slight pleasant sharpnes. Very multifacted.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Middle to long lastig, the sweetnes is also at the Finish Trends to be spicy. It becomes drier and malty towards oak

  3. toklian scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    N20 P20 F19 B19

    What I personally don't like most of all is the way how it affects me.
    Headache started in 2-3 minutes after the first sip.

    It also happed with 10YO.

    Quite strange and unpleasant experience

  4. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    20 19 19 19 77

  5. SeWuWhisky scored this whisky 68 points Expert Junior

    Nose: Quite nice with banana, fruits, citrus, sweetness, slightly flowery
    Mouth: Quite dry feeling, a bit burning
    Taste: Oak a lot of oak, some bitterness pepper and ginger is unfortunatly putting a shadow on the fruits below. A bit dissapointing.
    Palate: Long but weak with oak and a lot of oak

  6. schengel10 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Great look, great bottle, cool cork, young and still good whisky, but unfortunately a little expensive!
    [Color] gold (thanks to the red wine barrels)
    • Nose
      floral, sweet, citrus, some vanilla;
    • Taste
      slightly oily, very sweet, fruity (lime, lychee, possibly apricot), then violently hot and peppery, ginger, orange peel, oak, slightly bitter, clearly recognizable youth;
    • Finish
      maximum medium length, lime, lemon and oak;

  7. Fight65 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Nice Lowland whisky. Get's better after every drum. Nose, Taste and Finish are dominated by sweet fruit flavours.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. dr.mad scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. thijs100 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    It all felt a bit engineered and thrown together because of the wine cask finish that isn't fully integrated.
    • Nose
      Fresh and fruity orchard notes with a hint of apricot and subtle notes of grape juice, as well as honey, sultana and vanilla custard. Just a tad too much oak. Overall pretty sweet though.
    • Taste
      Sweet and definitely plenty of wine influence, as well as a good amount of wood spices. Slightly astringent and a whiff of Earl Grey. Some fudge too, as well as apricots and honey.
    • Finish
      Lingering tannins and sweet raspberries, as well spices. Medium in length.

  10. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    fair puddle
    So the nose is really daunting
    altogether a bit thin
    Maybe the barrel combination was not right here
    • Nose
      very funny / unusual like wet felt or wool, light oak, malt
      later red wine, wet cardboard or chipboard
    • Taste
      soft and silky on the palate
      red berry, herb
      later some oak and sweetness
    • Finish
      medium long
      sweet and tart in exchange
      later lime / lemon notes

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