The Bladnoch single malt is a very pale straw colour that has some people asking if it is whisky at all. It most certainly is, from a distillery founded in 1817 in the south-west of Scotland. It is the most southerly of all the Scottish distilleries and sits on the banks of the River Bladnoch at around the same latitude as Newcastle. Its whisky is known as the Spirit of the Lowlands and this bottling is at 46%
The nose is creamy and sweet with hints of liquorice. The mouthfeel is soft and the caramel aftertaste is long and warming. Given that it is 46% Bladnoch is surprisingly gentle. Slightly smoky with a touch of bacon and ginger. Recommended.