Posted 24 October 2018
Bladnoch is a whisky I want to like more than I actually do. Everyone has taste preferences, and whilst I’m usually highly agnostic, I’ve yet to find an official bottling from this Lowland distillery that’s totally floated my boat. Indeed, the current official range from the ‘new’ Bladnoch has actively dissuaded me – it’s a bizarre mix of peculiar cask finishes and over-priced limited editions. Perhaps in a decade when the newly produced spirit from Bladnoch has come of age things will change? But, for the time being at least, the distillery’s output (drawn from older stocks) sadly leaves me rather cold. Thank heavens for independent bottlers.