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Raymond Armstrong is nothing like the average Scottish whisky distiller – and that's because he's an Irishman with a building background. Dominic Roskrow travelled to Galloway on Scotland's west coa...
October 2009, Issue 83, page 40
Bladnoch's bold revival
Gavin Smith retraces the resurrection of Scotland's most southerly distillery, and discovers why it is being directed by an Irishman.
April 2000, Issue 9, page 28
Gavin D Smithdelves intothe history of Dunville & Co's Royal Irish Distilleries
July 2008, Issue 73, page 32
Not as Daft as it Seems (Daftmill)
Neil Wilson visits this pretty farmhouse distillery
April 2012, Issue 103, page 34
On the edge of the world (Laphroaig)
The peat-reek and iodine fullness of Laphroaig is the epitome of Islay; and it has changed little since the distillery was founded in the early nineteenth century, says Neil Wilson
January 1999, Issue 1, page 38
Spirits in the air
A few issues back we looked at the best whisky company websites. Here Richard Jones hunts down other whisky information sites
June 2005, Issue 48, page 46
Whisky on the Web
New technology is being adopted by whisky companies. Richard Jones goes surfing
January 2005, Issue 45, page 38
Adelphi Bladnoch 22 Years Old, Single cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 7 On the dry side for this whisky.
Berry's Own Selection Bladnoch 1992
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 7 So subtle it's barely there, but an intriguing mystery.
Bladnoch 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00% 7 Lots of aromas and flavours, but lacks structure. Curiously flat.
Bladnoch 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.00% 7 The nose is sweeter than the palate. Water takes away some of the astringency but leaves a bitter taste.
Cadenhead's Bladnoch 1980, 17 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 0.00% 7 Slightly lean. Where is the fruity softness of Bladnoch?
Cadenhead's Bladnoch 1989, 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.30% 7 A neat, summery comforter. Perfect dram for hillwalkers.
Cadenhead's Bladnoch 1989, 13 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.90% 7 Tired and irritable when first poured, but gradually opens up, more so when water was added.
Chieftain's Choice Bladnoch 18 Years Old Sherry Wood
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 7 A distinguished expression of sweet Oloroso, even if it seems a bit ostentatious on the palate. For afterdinner enjoyment.
Connoisseur's Choice Bladnoch 1986
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 7 The light touch of sherry helps bring out the soft, fruity, flavours.
Douglas Laing Bladnoch 15 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00% 7 Not a very exciting whisky. Too edgy. Not delivering much on the palate. And lacking finesse. A bland cask?
Douglas Laing Bladnoch 22 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00% 8 Good balance of the fruity acidity and sweeter juicy notes.
Dun Bheagan Bladnoch 17 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00% 7 Drier and thinner than Bladnoch at it's best.
Gordon & MacPhail Bladnoch 1991
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.80% 7 The nose is unusual, closer to a sour Chinese broth than a whisky! But the palate restores an expected floral Lowland freshness.
James MacArthur Bladnoch 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00% 7 Gentle to the point of reticence. Aperitif. Or try it with Morrocan food.
John McDougall's Bladnoch 15 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.80% 7 Distinctive and fascinating sourness: a complex, tangy old tart.
Old Masters Bladnoch 1992
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.50% 7 A two-sided malt, with two different expressions on the nose and on the palate. The alcohol needs to be tamed with water.
Old Masters Bladnoch 1992 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.10% 7 Quite assertive for Bladnoch. Not keen on the papery character. Quality of wood?
Old Masters Bladnoch 1992 13 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.90% 6 I know, I know – it's a Lowland! Still, I want a little more from a whisky. Full stop.
Rare Malts Bladnoch 1977, 23 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 53.60% 8 Rather aggressive for a malt that is usually delicate and sweet, but still very distinctive. Will stand softening with a good splash of water.
Signatory Bladnoch 1974
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.60% 7 A whole range of aromas and flavours that are hard to pin down. Sent me into a reverie: a long weekend in a big house, with kippers for breakfast, toasted brown bread and good marmalade. The house als...