Malt-Teaser wrote:My first comment when I tasted the Bladnoch new spirit was "why don't they bottle it!" I found no yeast notes, just a superb floral spirit that was equal to any grappa I ever tasted and, believe me, I have tasted many and I like grappa.
I've only tasted the one grappa. I cannot recollect which one, nor indeed how it tasted, as it was a good few years ago now and I don't think I was entirely sober at the time.
However, I can definitely recollect trying Bladnoch new make - via our very own Willie - and I too remember it as being quite floral and having no yeast notes. I also recall it being very plummy, both on nose and palate. So if grappa tastes like that, I may have to give it a proper go sometime!
But yes, the Bladnoch new make is a bit of a revelation really, as I never thought that completely immature spirit could taste that good.