This review is of a sample of the highly regarded Bladnoch 10 released in 2019 and now sadly no longer available. The sample was kindly provided by @Timp.
Best way I could describe this is it smells of spring! Straw, cut grass. A bready note. Some creaminess and an ever so slight hint of confectionery.
Neat - some pepper on the arrival. Quite sour. With wood sap. Dry. Oaky. The finish is long with some tannins.
It becomes sweeter on the nose with a little water. Still quite drying. A little spice appears. The finish streches out even further and the tannins come to the fore.
A very interesting malt. Quite complex. Certainly not a beginners dram. There was a lot of hype surrounding this whisky and I can see why. Although it doesn't quite live up to the expectations I had.
Impressed but not blown away.