Bladnoch 11 Years Old Sheep Label Sherry Matured (55%, OB, 2013)
Lowland single malt scotch whisky
55% ABV, £50 for 70cl
What they say:
A deliciously sherried single malt from the Lowlands, this Bladnoch was distilled from lightly peated malt – unusual for the region. It was aged for 11 years in a single first-fill sherry hogshead before bottling at 55%abv
Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt
Nose: Fruity, fresh nose. Lovely sherry notes coming through, with hints of apple, hazelnut and spice. Soft smoke.
Palate: A mix of soft smoke and cigar leaves. Lovely tobacco notes. Hints of hazelnut, cocoa butter and Oloroso.
Finish: Sweet and spiced.
What I say:
Our third dram of the WOLS 13/14 session tour of the regions was the Bladnoch 11 Year Old Sherry cask matured [Sheep label] bottled at 55% abv from the Lowland region
Grassy, hay, cereal barley malt, earthy peat, hints of leather and fruits and dunnage warehouse
Farmyard/stable hay and earth, cereal barley malt, dried fruits and suede leather
Long sweet fruity and gentle spices