I recently bought a bottle of Bladnoch 13 YO original bottling
(un-chillfiltered, 46% alc). Being an Islay-peatfreak a lowlander is
normally not something that makes me overexcited.
But this one I can really recommend!
Nose: Distinct vanilla, aniseed, caramel, flowery, hints of smoke, citrus
Palate: Dry, malty with tobacco notes and some woodiness.
Finish: Dry, vanilla and hints of smoke.
Long, warming and surprisingly powerful for a lowlander.
Absolutely Ingemar, but even more recommendable are the two cask strength
bottlings: A 13 yo with label featuring Galloway belted cows and a 15/16
yo, label featuring blackfaced sheep. Pure nectar! The distillery also has
a vivid forum at its website:
And if ever in
the neighborhood this is a distillery you simply must visit.