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Bladnoch Samsara

Overall rating
83.77/100
votes
55
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 8:51 am by Norbs
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 80,69

5 × in wishlist

55 × member ratings

109 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bladnoch Samsara

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.77 points

  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. hans1971 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  4. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    Very complex, many facets, the rollercoaster described by Horst I can fully empathize. I really liked it. Next time, like a few drops of water and see what happens.
    • Nose
      Sweet, caramel (Werther's original), a touch of disinfectant, as well as a hint of citrus (orange peel), vanilla, fruit
    • Taste
      Sweet, spicy, strong, again vanilla, malt, fruit remains in the foreground, a trace of licorice and oak
    • Finish
      Long, oak flashes through, becoming drier, vanilla, malt. In the departure, many different flavors and tastes alternate. Wow.

  5. Allandale scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Rebirth.
    • Nose
      Quite concentrated, fruit compote, with plums,vanilla and orange blossom.
    • Taste
      A sweet winey start, then drying sslightly before more plums and vanilla flavours, some citrus and a malty core.
    • Finish
      Mellow and winey with a spicy lingering tail.

  6. DerDennis! did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Sweet part. Easy drinking, but anything but boring. I think well, maybe a bit too expensive. Nevertheless, recommended.
    • Nose
      fresh, sour grapes, then sweeter, malt, chocolate, nutty ... nutmeg, mint, cinnamon, vanilla
    • Taste
      sweet ... honey, light spiciness ... pepper, plums ... grape nut chocolate, slightly woody, slightly oily, peppermint, roasted almonds
    • Finish
      medium to long, sweet, caramelized fruit, pleasantly woody, slightly bitter

  7. JungleDram scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    After the second run much better, my score must correct.

  8. rb854 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Honey and citrus, a lot of citrus, grapefruit & oranges. A slight perfumy floral note. It becomes maltier in time, cake, vanilla, grassy, a whiff of hay and plums.
    • Taste
      A very soft and mild entry, winey, white wine, bitter, citrusfruit, peach and plum, a little pepper, cinnamon and something tea-like.
    • Finish
      Some fruity notes, tea, peachtea. Medium length.

  9. oppi scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Sweet and malty
    • Taste
      Full Sweet vanilla

  10. Cornelis_Gerrits scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Nose : cream - wine - sweet

    Taste : cream - red wine - 

    Finish : short - dry - bitter 

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