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Bladnoch is one of the 6 remaining Lowland distilleries, and is located the most southerly whisky distillery in Scotland. The 19 yr old is now discontinued and has been replaced by a 20 yr old version.
For this review I used a Glencairn and the bottle has been open for several months.
Nose - Initially you get a dry spiciness with sweet vanilla and Orange zest. There is a sherry influence and a tang of oak Overall this is a good nose and whilst it is 55% the alcohol doesn't overpower you.
Palate - Smooth and creamy. Thick sweet honey, fruity with cherries, dates and oranges. Spicy oak and vanilla. Nicely balanced, not too sweet, not bitter but warming.
Finish - medium long with slightly nutty edge. Spced tingle right in the middle of the tongue.
Well made, well balanced. A golod example of a cask strength ex-bourbon and sherry finished lowland.