Bladnoch 10 Year Old
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Lowland
  • Distillery Bladnoch
  • Age 10 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Whisky
  • Maturation ex-Bourbon casks
  • Alcohol 46.7%
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  • ginger
  • berries
  • vanilla
  • spicy
  • oak
  • citrus zest
  • citrus
  • orange
  • hay

Bladnoch

10 Year Old (0.7l, 46.7%)
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Character Goatson
The clean and crisp return of a classic Lowland style Single Malt.

Bladnoch Distillery was founded in 1817 by John and Thomas McClelland. Since then it has been merged and acquired a host of times — suffering the slings and arrow of outrageous fortune and occasional mis-management. But a few years ago, Australian entrepreneur David Prior bought the entire property — literally lock, stock, and barrels — and has installed all new equipment and is issuing forth releases from inventory and new-make production. Interestingly, it is one of only six remaining Lowland Single Malt distilleries that remain, and it is the furthest south in Scotland.

Bladnoch is made from locally-grown, malted barley. You might be surprised how may distilleries purchase their grains from large, centralized producers these days. There’s nothing wrong with that at all, but a Single Malt made from local grains and using local water does bring a special character to the game. Their Bladnoch 10 Year Old is aged in ex-Bourbon casks and bottled at a perfectly wonderful 46.7% ABV without a trace of artificial coloring and no chill-filtering… as it should be.

Smartass corner:
Used to be that the Lowlands produced nearly all of the Whisky in Scotland. But tax laws and market disruptions decimated the local distilleries While the Highlands flourished with illegal, hidden stills that evaded the tax men. Well, times have changed and the industry is reviving in the Lowlands once again.
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Lowland
  • Distillery Bladnoch
  • Age 10 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Whisky
  • Maturation ex-Bourbon casks
  • Alcohol 46.7%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Brilliant Lemon Gold.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Bright and fresh notes of spicy oak, vanilla, new hay, citrus zest, and orange blossoms greet your nose.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The palate is clean, building on the aromas with additional notes of ginger, vanilla creams, and berry compote.

Finish
The finish is also clean and refreshing… almost crisp with lingering citrus.
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  • ginger
  • berries
  • vanilla
  • spicy
  • oak
  • citrus zest
  • citrus
  • orange
  • hay
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
David Prior made his fortune building a successful chain of yoghurt shops in Australia called "five:am yoghurt." he sold his successful company for £52 million, and is wisely -- in our opinion -- investing those proceeds in Bladnoch.
It may seem a small thing, but David Prior is believed to be the only Australian in the Whisky business, in the UK. Cheers mate!
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
David Prior made his fortune building a successful chain of yoghurt shops in Australia called "five:am yoghurt." he sold his successful company for £52 million, and is wisely -- in our opinion -- investing those proceeds in Bladnoch.
It may seem a small thing, but David Prior is believed to be the only Australian in the Whisky business, in the UK. Cheers mate!
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
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