Review: Bladnoch 2006 14 Year Sherry Cask

Bladnoch 2006 14 Year Sherry Cask / 51.1%

Tasted neat

This Bladnoch was distilled December 2006 and Bottled in March 2020 from Sherry Butt #420; this is bottle number of 641/661. It’s a single-cask, non-chill-filtered, cask-strength release!

Besides the liquid, it comes in a very thick-glass square decanter with a metal-ringed stopper and an extra inch of glass on the bottom, corners smoothly rounded off. The bottle is a little bit “extra”.

  • Color: russet (1.3)
  • Nose: figs, brown sugar, orange marmalade, cigar smoke, and leather
  • Taste: dry plums, baked leather, that “new plastic” smell, citrus spritz, and malty sherry
  • Finish: medium; lean beef jerky and icing

A lowland sherry bomb, what a surprise! This is surprisingly good, no off notes or excessive sulphur. The flavours turns surprisingly between flat/baked and rich/marvellous. Excellent texture.

Rating: 92/100

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Elliott

Elliott

Personal interests in literature, SF, and whisky/whiskey/scotch, Software Engineer by Trade