Bladnoch 10 Year

Single Malt — Lowlands, Scotland

3.75 out of 5 stars
Often overlooked, dismissed and underrated, Lowland whiskies are consigned to the shadows. With its massive square bottle, Bladnoch 10 is almost shouting out: 'Look, I'm back!' The nose opens up nicely, combining grainy and floral notes with sour cream, blackberries and fresh citrus. On the palate, the aromatic and semidry arrival gives way to sweet vanilla cream, bitter lemon and grassy hints of coconut. Mild tannins, grapefruit and a touch of roasted bread mark the medium-length finish. A fine summer dram which is far from being a lightweight! RATING: 3.7/5.0 stars ≙ 85 pts → ABOVE AVERAGE [+]
55.0 EUR per Bottle
  • ContemplativeFox

    @Slainte-Mhath That's great to know! I think the 17 is OK but I have to say that it's a disappointment - definitely not as good as the 15. It makes me really want to try the 10 :)

  • Slainte-Mhath

    @ContemplativeFox No, but I tried the 17yo (California Red Wine Cask Finish), and liked this 10yo more.

  • ContemplativeFox

    Have you tried the 15 to compare? I quite enjoyed that one, but its price is a bit up there.

  • Telex

    I REALLY enjoy the 15 Adela, so not terribly surprised. I am eager to try their 17.

  • Slainte-Mhath

    @cascode Yes, I agree that most Bladnoch's are overpriced. 55 € for a 10-year-old, even Springbank 10 costs less, so it is expensive. However, the whisky is decent and compared to the likes of Auchentoshan 12 and Glenkinchie 12, you get a much better dram.

  • jonwilkinson7309

    Thanks for the review! I know almost nothing about Bladnock, but I'm going to give this one a try.

  • cascode

    I tasted Samsara, Adela & Talia a few years ago when the brand was first revived, but it was at a popup liquor-store tasting and I didn't take any notes. From memory they were all OK but overpriced. I've not tasted anything from them since and have lost track of what they are doing. I must take another look at these guys.

  • Soba45

    @Slainte-Mhath I've tried the Talia 25 Year Old - Port Pipe Finish, 17 yr California Red wine, Adela 15 year - all rated 4.25. Samsara i rated 3.5

  • Slainte-Mhath

    Anyone who has tried some of the other Bladnoch OBs? I tasted the 17yo bottling (California Red Wine Finish), but prefered this version. Samsara and Adela seemed overpriced, but I didn't have the chance to taste them.

  • Slainte-Mhath

    Additional information: A 'Limited Release', celebrating the 200th anniversary of Bladnoch distillery in 2018. Matured in ex-bourbon casks and bottled at 46.7% ABV.