Scotland's most southerly working distillery has an echoing connection with Northern Ireland. Built in 1817, the distillery as sold in 1911 by the founding McLelland family to the Belfast based whisky merchant Dunville & Co., who made their own whiskey in Ireland but were in need of stocks of Scotch to fulfil customer demand. Unfortunately ... Read More »
The most southerly distillery in Scotland, Bladnoch was mothballed in 1993 by Diageo due to overproduction. Reopened under new ownership in 2000, it is enjoying a renaissance whilst producing less than 10% of what it used to. This is the lightly peated offering from the distillery.
A 1992 vintage whisky from Bladnoch, bottled by independent bottlers Berry Brothers and Rudd. Distilled the year before the distillery was mothballed by then owners United Distillers, this was bottled in 2013 at 21 years of age.
A 1991 vintage Bladnoch from independent bottler Mackillop's. Distilled on August 13, this was aged for 22 years before being bottled in March 2014. Two years after this was distilled, the distillery closed and was silent for seven years.
A 1953 vintage Glen Grant from independent bottlers Gordon & Macphail. This was bottled in 2012 at the grand age of 58 years, all spent in a first fill sherry butt. Just 294 bottles were drawn from the cask. This bottling was given an average of 90 points by six of the Malt Maniacs.