What's in a name? Bladnoch 8 Year Old - Distillery Label whisky is called whisky because it's produced in Scotland. Were it from America it would be spelled Bladnoch 8 Year Old - Distillery Label whiskey, rather than whisky.
A quiet heavily oiled nose with a density of honeyed floral fruit with only a soupcon of marc like notes. Soft on the palate with a more marked marc-like youthfulness. Delicately oily with soft, slightly honeyed apricot. Wow! What a finish! A short but intense burst of peppery-cinnamon comes latterly out of nowhere, before fading back as the youthful cereal and botanicals return. The oak sits subserviently in the background adding an unobtrusive structure. Lovely after taste of hedgerow fruits.
8th July 2010
By maturing in refill ex-bourbon hogsheads Bladnoch's true distillery character is revealed. Zesty, estery, floral and fruity. Try it before dinner.
18th June 2010