John McDougall's Selection


18 Years Old

ABV 53.3%
Click below to share this page

Brand: Bladnoch, Cumbrae Supply Company
Expression: 18 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 18 years old
ABV: 53.3%
Country/Region: Scotland / Lowland
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Tasting notes
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Perfumy. Creamy. Coconut flan. Gorse. Opens like a flower in full blossom. Barleysugar, vanilla syrup. Waves of delicate sweetness swirling up. Then ripe fruit. Peaches, chasselas grapes.
Palate: Rich, smooth, caressing. With a controlled outburst of spices. Rolling on the tongue.
Finish: Long, smooth, refreshing on star anis and mint notes.
Comment: A perfectly mastered dram. Oak is integrated. The sweetness is balanced by spices. Complex, deep and fulfilling.
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Over-ripe banana, a sweet cardboardy note, then lightly herbal and, weirdly, some verjus (ok..white wine vinegar). Becomes butyric in time, especially with water. Buttermilk. Sour.
Palate: Very light and quite piercing. All needling focus on the front of the tongue.
Finish: Hard.
Comment: Faulty for me.
Visit the distillery
Bladnoch Distillery, Wigtown, Dumfriesshire, Lowland, Scotland
Don’t have an account? Sign up here:
Create and view your own tasting notes and scores for individual whiskies.

  • Create your own Wish List
  • Create your own Collections
  • Write your own tasting notes for each bottle
  • Score whiskies creating a unique community score where whiskies are rated taking the average from every Whsiky Magazine member

If you like this, try these...