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01 Mar 2012

Bladnoch 1990 (Duncan Taylor)

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: Bladnoch

Honestly I haven’t found a Bladnoch so far that had me jumping for joy. Maybe this Bladnoch 1990 bottled by Duncan Taylor in November 2011 can change my mind.

 

Bladnoch 1990 Duncan Taylor 3450Bladnoch 21 yo 1990 (55,2%, Duncan Taylor Rare Auld, cask #3450, 134 btl.)

Nose: intense and slightly alcoholic. Nice lemon pie and tropical fruits (lime, mango, pineapple) with hints of bubble gum and nail polish remover. A little vanilla and grassy notes. Interesting but it stays quite neutral and grainy. Mouth: punchy. Grainy centre, rounded off by a similar mix of (sourish) lemon and sweeter vanilla (cake). Some pepper and citrus zest. Liquorice. Hay. Green tea. Finish: long, with the slightly bitter citrus zest getting quite loud now.

Too bad. I didn’t really enjoy this Bladnoch either, it’s too rough and biting and it doesn’t show much diversity. The nose was quite captivating though. Around € 70. Thanks Herbert.

Score: 82/100

Bladnoch 1990 (Duncan Taylor) 3 Ruben Luyten 2012-03-01

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  • WhiskyNotes: It says 'single cask Scotch whisky' on the label, so yes, technically it can even contain a bit of Girvan grain. Not that it matters a lot though.
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