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Bladnoch 10 Year Old

Bladnoch 10 YO sherry cask - 2011

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@NozinanReview by @Nozinan

31st Jul 2012

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  • Nose
    24
  • Taste
    23
  • Finish
    24
  • Balance
    24
  • Overall
    95

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Raymond Armstrong took this distillery to an entirely new level when he bought it. Unfortunately the distillery has been limited in how much spirit it may produce, making this dram extremely hard to find outside the uk. Such a pity. Even though production is so low, they still put out bottles at or near cask strength, at a very reasonable price (£40).

The 10 year old single sherry cask expression is bottled at 55%, with no caramel added and not a chill filter in sight.

On the nose, rich sherry, vanilla, oak, cara,el. On the palate, sherry, chocolate, butterscotch. The finish is exquisite, dries out the mouth in an elegant way.

In terms of value for money, I would happily buy 3-4 of these over a JW Blue, and you could buy 10 of these for less than 1 bottle of Macallan 25 and some would say each bottle would taste better...

This is one of the best Scotches I have ever had. A shame people in North America can't buy this.

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9 comments

@Nozinan
Nozinan commented

Bladnoch has now released an 11 year old expression from the Raymond Armstrong era. I just had a bottle delivered to me and I look forward to giving it a try sometime in the next month.

6 years ago 0

@Nozinan
Nozinan commented

Just tried it! Great stuff....see my review

6 years ago 0

@Nozinan
Nozinan commented

12 year oldies out now. Have it...waiting to try it. Still have an 11 open.

6 years ago 0

@Nozinan
Nozinan commented

Oldies? Darn iPad, I meant "old is"

6 years ago 0

@Nozinan
Nozinan commented

I now have a set of 10,11,12 all at 55%, sherry matured. Plus i have a second 12 waiting for me to finish the 11 i have open.

And in Florida, if my friend hasn't drunk them, i have 2 10s, an 11 and one more 12 so that i have a couple years' supply before i need to buy more, though always on the lookout for new releases.

6 years ago 0

@vanPelt
vanPelt commented

@Nozinan , Thanks for the intriguing set of Bladnoch Sheep Label reviews. Have you got around to trying the 12yo in 2014? I'm contemplating a purchase of 10yo vs 15yo/16yo-- Any thoughts? (I know you recently named the 10yo as one of your top 3...)

5 years ago 0

@Nozinan
Nozinan commented

@vanPelt ,

I'm still drinking the 11 year old (open and gassed about a year and a bit). Although I've given up on drinking that bottle over Skype only with my friend, because it's now a "rare" expression, and because I have a lot of bottles open, I don't get to it often. Once I finish it, my next Bladnoch will likely be a 12 year old. I have 4 more of them in Florida (since I panic-bought 3 of the 11s and 3 of the 12s before they sold out online).

5 years ago 0

@Nozinan
Nozinan commented

@vanPelt , also, of the ones you mention only the 10 could be of the Armstrong era. I would check to see who bottled them and the ABV. If they aren't from the Armstong provenance, there's no guarantee my reviews will have any resemblance to the product.

5 years ago 0

@vanPelt
vanPelt commented

Thanks so much @Nozinan , I think I'll just focus on the 10yo for now. I, too, have an 11 and 12 (which will remain unopened for some time) so it would make a neat set.

5 years ago 0

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