Invergordon 36 year old 41.4% Bladnoch Forum Bottle

Invergordon 36yo 1972 (41.4%, Bladnoch Forum 2009, cask 95390,184btl)

Nose: creamy vanilla with big hints of coconut (as expected). Reminds me of certain rums in that respect. Very sweet with notes of Demerara sugar. White chocolate. Some exotic fruits (pineapple, guava). A bit of sourish oak polish. Less complex than an old malt whisky, but very good as a grain.

Mouth: completely in line. Coconut cream, vanilla. Kind of a malibu drink without the stickiness. Rather gentle.

Finish: short and light with a very faint hint of perfume.

A typical old Invergordon, very enjoyable albeit a bit too mellow and mono-dimensional.

Notes supplied by Ruben of WhiskyNotes.be

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oyable albeit a bit too mellow and mono-dimensional.

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Teaninich 27 year old 49.2% Bladnoch Forum Bottle

Teaninich 1982 (27 year old) 49.2%

Bourbon Cask 7697

Deep aromas of mature honey, floor polish, lanolin and spices. Amazingly it is still a bit gristy with a core of granity hard cereal and hints of wheat flakes. Delicate and elegant, the oak supports well.

The palate is gentle and again surprisingly gristy with a distinct sawdust and pure barley husk dust character. Mellow and gentle with oodles of honey and just the right amount of alcohol to balance the dustiness! The finish is fresh and intense and leaves an oily coating to the mouth and a gentle dusting of dried spice.

With water the honey aromas become more pronounced, yet it has developed a touch of confectionary sweetness. The palate is a touch watery and a bit so-so, but then out of nowhere comes a burst of old rose petals, Turkish delight and spices. Even so I would prefer to drink this neat.

Notes supplied by Chris

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Bladnoch 16 year old 55% Sherry Matured

Bladnoch 16 55% Sherry butt #2610; born 7/15/92, bottled 9/11/08.

My poorly trained sensory organs discovered the following:

Colour: yes, it does have colour. Obviously a sherry cask.

Nose:
Oily, toffee, malty, oatmeal, maple syrup with pecan, a little smoke and honey in the back ground. Sherry but not dominating. Water brings out acetaldehyde/butter and citrusy notes. Develops peach and passion fruit over time.

Palate: A nice cascade of impressions, starting off with sherry, then tea (Ceylon), a short moment of wet paper and ending with wood and grassiness. Water brings out creaminess and accentuates the paper and tea notes. Earthy geranium notes emerge. Full bodied with a medium to long finish, with the tea notes lingering.

Comments:
Pleasant complexity and great intensity, but a little unbalanced. I’m not overly excited about smelling oatmeal and nutty maple syrup in my whisky. These elements are a bit too dominant for my taste, but I’m sure lovers of maple syrup sweetened granola beg to differ. Fits in the category of recommended whiskies (83) in my universe.

Notes supplied by Forum Member bpbleus

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Glenburgie 25 year old 53.5% Bladnoch Forum Bottle

Glenburgie 25yo 53.5% cask 9804 Bladnoch Forum

Nose : delightful sweetness like a fruity winegum

Palate : earthiness combined with a candylike sweetness, the wood is quite giving with mint and some bitterness.

Finish : Slightly bitter and minty

From the whole range of wellaged Glenburgies tasted, this is a true and typical expression of old Glenburgie

Notes supplied by Forum Member MacDeffe  on danishwhiskyblog

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Glen Elgin 25 year old 42.5% Bladnoch Forum Bottle

Glen Elgin 25yo 42.5% Bladnoch Forum Bottling

Not far from the 41.8% bottling flavourwise, but not as intense in its expression.I’ve always had Glen Elgin on my secret gem list and these two bottlings are just more water on my mill !

Excellent whiskies. The ABV is lower than expected for a 25yo casks strength, but I almost always found that whiskies that has gone surprisingly low on their ABV relative to their age are absolutely wonderful. The alcohol content is low, but the whisky, and by that also the ingredients responsible for flavour hasn’t been diluted

Notes supplied by Forum Member MacDeffe  on danishwhiskyblog

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Bladnoch 19 year old 55% “Beltie”

Bladnoch 19yo 55%

Floral, minty, coconut
I have tried quite a few “old” Bladnochs during the last 5 years. With the gap in production of 8 years the bottlings from Raymonds older releases slowly gets older and older. The first one I acquired around 2004-2005 was 15yo and the most recent bottling is 19yo and 20yo’s. This 19yo, one of the more perfume-floral Bladnochs (I find this quite a lot of Bladnochs from 1988-1993) is the first bottling I tried that appears more aged whisky than fresh whisky. In that sense it reminds me most of the 23yo Rare Malt Bladnoch, that until I saw the 20yo on the Bladnoch Forum just recently, was the only 20+ yo Bladnoch I was aware of, and is the only 20+ yo Bladnoch I ever tasted. 23yo Bladnoch was a magnificient dram and I am really looking forward to what will be bottled in 5 years time from Raymond, if any old stock will be left by then!
Well, this is essential the first bottling from Raymond I had that felt like “old” whisky when drinking it.

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Bladnoch 8 year old 55% “Beltie”

Bladnoch 8yo 55%

I have to say I love this bottling. Young whisky that isn’t peated, heavily sherried or finished. Just plain “simple” whisky from good casks. It’s very easy drinkable, and I have before described it’s complexity as sniper like, and that still holds. After 2 or 3 sips the flavours starts to explode in your mouth.
It’s a fresh, clean malt
Today I get : Mint, firecrackers, slight grassy-citus and some maltyness
The finish is very long and playful
Very more-ish whisky!
This should be a compulsary part of every enthusiasts whiskycupboard

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