Out of my comfort zone here, this is only the 2nd or 3rd or Bladnoch I’ve ever tried and I must admit that if – were ever to rank my favourite regions of Scotch whisky for their stereotype style, lowland would probably come last.
The nose is slightly briny, very citrussy. Wet leaves and a touch of damp, aromatic smoke.
Rubbing a little on the palms brings some surprising spice from the oak.
On the palate there’s an explosion of that green fruit, sharp yet sweet. Surprisingly young barley,
This a refreshing, complex and sophisticated dram. I’ve had a good-sized measure on the go for an hour or so now and it’s getting better and better.
One of the best lowlands I’ve ever had, some real chartacter here.