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.
An 11 year old bottling from Bladnoch. Aged in a sherry cask, this would have come from one of the first batches produced at Bladnoch since it reopened in 2000. This has the distillery's trademark lemon note with a hint of marmalade from the sherry cask maturation.
A 12 year old bottling from Bladnoch. Aged in a sherry cask, this would have come from one of the first batches produced at Bladnoch since it reopened in 2000. This has the distillery's trademark lemon note with a hint of marmalade from the sherry cask maturation.
A single cask release from Lowland independent distillery Bladnoch, distilled in 2001 and aged for 11 years in sherry butt #281. This is even more different to regular Bladnoch by being lightly peated, for a touch of smoke with the sherry cask flavours.
A 12 year old bottling from Bladnoch, from the distillery which reopened in 2000. Aged in a sherry cask, this would have come from one of the first batches produced and comes with the distillery's sheep label.
A 1990 vintage Bladnoch from veteran indie bottler Berry Brothers & Rudd, the oldest family owned spirits and wine merchant in the world. This was distilled a few years before the then owners United Distillers mothballed the distillery and a decade before its more recent rebirth.
A 1991 vintage Bladnoch released by independent bottlers Douglas Laing as part of their Old Particular series. This was distilled just two years before the distillery was mothballed by then owners United Distillers.
A 1984 vintage whisky from Bladnoch distilled shortly after the distillery was bought by Arthur Bell & Co (who later joined the Guinness group) and bottled in 1992 by Gordon & Macphail for the Connoisseurs Choice range, shortly before the distillery was mothballed.
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.