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Brands and Distilleries : Bladnoch

Issue 121 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 121

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Bladnoch

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.

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.

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...

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Chart Position

Latest
43
Best
40
Average
56

Bottle Price

Average
£80
Highest
£1,100

Visit the WMI page for more information

Bladnoch 10 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£84.95
Bladnoch 10 Year Old 1st Release
The Whisky Exchange
£199.00
Bladnoch 10 Year Old Belted Galloway Label 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£4.43
Bladnoch 10 Year Old Distillery Label 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£4.21
Bladnoch 10 Year Old Flora & Fauna Series
Whisky-Online.com
£175.00
Bladnoch 10 Year Old Lightly Peated Sheep Label 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£4.48
Bladnoch 11 Year Old Belted Galloway Label 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£4.62
Bladnoch 11 Year Old Christmas 2012 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£4.57
Bladnoch 11 Year Old Distillery Label 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£4.38
Bladnoch 11 Year Old Lightly Peated Sheep Label 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£4.57
Bladnoch 11 Year Old Sherry Matured Sheep Label 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£4.52
Bladnoch 12 Year Old Sherry Cask Matured Distillery Label 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£4.57
Bladnoch 12 Year Old Sherry Cask Matured Sheep Label 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£4.67
Bladnoch 19 Year Old 1992 Berry Bros. & Rudd 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£5.46
Bladnoch 19 Year Old 1993 Casks 759+766 Signatory 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£4.68
Bladnoch 1964 13 Years Old Cadenhead 13 1977
Lions Whisky
£575.00
Bladnoch 1965 Moon Import The Costumes 1965
Lions Whisky
£455.00
Bladnoch 1967 15 Year Old Connoisseurs Choice
The Whisky Exchange
£399.00
Bladnoch 1975 13 Year Old Cask Strength Intertrade
The Whisky Exchange
£399.00
Bladnoch 1975 13 Years Old B 1988 Intertrade 13 1975
Lions Whisky
£545.00
Bladnoch 1977 23yo Rare Malts 22 1979
Lions Whisky
£250.00
Bladnoch 1979 22yo Silver Seal 23 1977
Lions Whisky
£175.00
Bladnoch 1985 B1997 Scott's 1985
Lions Whisky
£125.00
Bladnoch 1991 22 Year Old Mackillop's Choice
The Whisky Exchange
£175.00
Bladnoch 1992 21 Year Old Old Malt Cask
The Whisky Exchange
£98.95
Bladnoch 1992 Cask #2965 Berry Brothers & Rudd
The Whisky Exchange
£81.45
Bladnoch 1993 Bot.2013
The Whisky Exchange
£73.75
Bladnoch 1993 Connoisseurs Choice
The Whisky Barrel
£74.69
Bladnoch 20 Year Old 1992 Cask 9431 Old Malt Cask Douglas Laing
Master of Malt
£6.66
Bladnoch 20 Year Old 1993 Casks 767+773 Signatory 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£4.68
Bladnoch 20 Year Old 1993 Connoisseurs Choice Gordon And Macphail
Master of Malt
£69.89
Bladnoch 20 Year Old 1993 Signatory
The Whisky Barrel
£54.95
Bladnoch 21 Year Old 1991 Cask 9956 Old Particular Douglas Laing
Master of Malt
£7.11
Bladnoch 21 Year Old 1992 Cask 10418 Old Malt Cask Hunter Laing
Master of Malt
£109.94
Bladnoch 21 Year Old 1992 Cask 2965 Berry Bros. & Rudd
Master of Malt
£93.95
Bladnoch 21 Year Old 1992 Old Malt Cask
The Whisky Barrel
£98.13
Bladnoch 22 Year Old 1990 Cask 5070 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£5.05
Bladnoch 22 Year Old 1990 Cask 5762 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£5.05
Bladnoch 22 Year Old 1991 Cask 4603 Mackillop's Choice
Master of Malt
£173.25
Bladnoch 22 Year Old 1991 Cask 5 Dimensions Duncan Taylor 3cl Sa
Master of Malt
£6.73
Bladnoch 23 Ans 1990
La Maison du Whisky
£130.00
Bladnoch 23 Year Old 1990 Cask 30008 Celebration Of The Cask Carn
Master of Malt
£7.37
Bladnoch 23 Year Old 1990 Cask 3484 Dimensions Duncan Taylor 3cl
Master of Malt
£7.03
Bladnoch 75.7cl Cinzano Import
Lions Whisky
£265.00
Bladnoch 8 Year Old
Whisky-Online.com
£300.00
Bladnoch 8 Year Old Wigtown Festival
The Whisky Barrel
£183.99
Bladnoch 9 Year Old 2002 Distillery Label 46.00% 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£4.15
Bladnoch 9 Year Old 2002 Distillery Label 55.70% 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£4.34
Bladnoch Bot.1970s
The Whisky Exchange
£299.00
Bladnoch Bot.1970s
The Whisky Exchange
£299.00
Bladnoch Bot.1970s
The Whisky Exchange
£250.00
Bladnoch Bot.1970s White Label
The Whisky Exchange
£299.00
Bladnoch Distiller's Choice 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£3.86
Bladnoch Distiller's Choice Lightly Peated 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£3.86
Caol Ila 1980 28yo Bladnoch Forum 28 1980
Lions Whisky
£295.00
Dufftown 1982 26yo Bladnoch Forum 26 1982
Lions Whisky
£145.00
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