Dram Review: Signatory Vintage Bladnoch Vintage 1966 (Cask No. 2674-76)

[43.0%・23 Years Old・Distilled in 1966・Bottled in 1989・Signatory Vintage Bottling・Cask No. 2674-76・Single Cask Release of 800 Bottles]

Nose:

Having experienced the current Bladnoch expressions this is frankly a relief.  A mellow velvet like sweetness made up of roasted marshmallow, coconut chips and followed by banana oil, shortbread biscuits and slightly burnt oats.  A Lowland delight in other words..

Palate & Finish:

pear sweets, barbecued pineapples laid upon the grassy spirit.  A clean simple syrupy delivery, honey infused with red apple essence with light wood chips and spices.

Eases off with hints of vanilla grain and sugar, continues to be slightly grassy.

Thoughts:

This fares a tad on the thin side at 43%, but at 23 years of age this was arguably bottled at its fruitiest and as a result it is quite pleasing.  A gem that is perhaps overshadowed by current travesties from the revamped distillery..

☆ [Recommended]

-Nicholas