This Bladnoch 1991 was selected by shop owner Jeroen Moernaut and a group of 20 whisky lovers, to celebrate the 5th Anniversary of The Bonding Dram. It’s bottled in the Classic Label series by The Whiskyman, this time with a little back label that mentions the names of all the people responsible for picking this cask.
Bladnoch 21 yo 1991
(52,9%, The Whiskyman for The Bonding Dram, bourbon barrel, 118 btl.)
Nose: very clean with a grainy core. Soaked malted barley. A little yeast and agave. Juniper berries. Fresh butter. Sweeter notes as well, like lemonade, sweet porridge and touches of light heather honey. Almonds. A nice nose that’s compact but not too sharp and grassy, which is always my fear when trying Bladnoch.
Mouth: even more to my liking, with a clear fruitiness now (grapefruit, pineapple, lemon candy). Grows rounder with marzipan and vanilla fudge. A growing herbal bitterness of oak and liquorice.
Finish: medium long, balancing between grapefruit, lemon zest and vanilla sugar.
A very clean Bladnoch that shows the typical grainy / lemony profile without becoming too sharp. Priced € 85. Head over to The Bonding Dram to reserve a bottle.