Bladnoch Samsara Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Lowland
  • Distillery Bladnoch
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 46.7%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • vanilla
  • creamy
  • apple
  • plum
  • floral
  • sweet
  • citrus
  • spicy
  • fresh

Bladnoch

Samsara Single Malt Scotch Whisky (0.75l, 46.7%)

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Award-winning, celebratory Queen of the Lowlands.

The Bladnoch distillery was founded in 1817 on the banks of the River Blandoch by John and Thomas McClelland. It remained a family business for a century, and although it changed owners through time, it's still one of the oldest (and largest) privately-owned distilleries. Today, 'The Queen of the Lowlands' creates gorgeous expressions under Master Distiller Dr. Nick Savage (formerly at The Macallan)

When the distillery was refurbished and reopened with a new vision in 2017, Bladnoch released three sumptuous celebratory expressions - Samsara was the first one. Officially, it's a no-age-statement potion, but our intel says the Whiskies within are at least eight years old, while some are much older and rarer. Samsara ('rebirth' in Sanskrit) was matured in a lush combination of Californian Red Wine casks and ex-Bourbon barrels. Sweet vinaceous influence, vanilla, and layers upon layers of complex flavors and aromas. Won Gold at the 2018 San Francisco Spirits Competition and the 2018 Scotch Whisky Masters and silver in the same competitions a year before.
 

  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Lowland
  • Distillery Bladnoch
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 46.7%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.

Appearance / Color
Copper gold.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Rich notes of vanilla cream, fresh apples, plums, and orange blossom on the nose.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
A sweet vinaceous intro evolves into notes of plums, vanilla, and citrus.

Finish
Lingering, opulent, spicy, and citrusy.

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  • vanilla
  • creamy
  • apple
  • plum
  • floral
  • sweet
  • citrus
  • spicy
  • fresh
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
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.
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.
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
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.
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
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!
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
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.
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.
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
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.
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
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!
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