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Connoisseur's Choice Bladnoch 1986 Tasting notes and reviews

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Connoisseur's Choice Bladnoch 1986

Brand
Connoisseur's Choice
Expression
Bladnoch 1986
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
40.00%
Vintage
1986
Produced at
Gordon & MacPhail ~ Bladnoch Distillery
Region
Lowland
Website
www.gordonandmacphail.co.uk
Availability
Specialist outlets only

Michael Jackson

85
Nose
Slight nutty sherry. Dried citrus skins. Sweet grass.
Palate
Orange zest, lemons, faint syrup. Cream. Honey.
Finish
Orange zest. Gently gingery balancing dryness.
Comment
The light touch of sherry helps bring out the soft, fruity, flavours.

Jim Murray

60
Nose
Sharp lemon drops are blunted by caramel but the fruity, lime-zest freshness is appealing and intense.
Palate
Immediate fruitiness; very chewy malty middle with some bitter oak. The caramel slowly dulls everything.
Finish
Again, the caramel dominates. Flat, uninteresting, lacks length and depth.
Comment
Starts brightly enough but the caramel character prevents the whisky taking off.
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