Review: Bladnoch 8 Years Old 2006

Category: Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Origin: Bladnoch Distillery

Bottling: Whiskybroker

ABV: 57.1%

Cost: £49.70 from Whiskybroker

Bladnoch 8 Years Old 2006 FF Bourbon Whiskybroker

What they say:

Distilled 19/12/2006 and matured for a full 8 years in a first fill bourbon barrel before bottling at 57.1% ABV cask strength.

Bladnoch-8-Years-Old-2006-Whb

What I say:

Another Bladnoch, this time, 8 years old and definitely matured in a first fill bourbon barrel, presented at cask strength

Colour:

18ct gold (7/20), slow, medium-sized tears leave medium legs

Nose:

Grassy hay and woody stems, a little crystalline menthol, bran, cereal barley, sweetness of honey and pollen, wildflower meadows, fruity appl & pear, quite green/fresh fruits, dusty and floury, tonnes of vanilla, coconut soap and sandalwood, oily and perfumed.

Taste:

Smooth, rich vanilla essence with a fruity apple/apple pie, golden syrup, cereal barley flour, grassy/hay, slightly plastic and solventy, icing/frosting and pure icing sugar, just a tickle of spice

Finish:

Medium short, sweet cereal, grass and honey with a little clarified butter

Overall:

Very good, simple but pleasant. Enough oak cask and spirit characters to keep it lively, young and fresh.

Score: 84/100

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