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Bladnoch Samsara Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)

Lowlands, SCOTLAND
$125. 00 Bottle
$1500.00 Dozen
ABV: 46.7%
“Samsara”, meaning ‘rebirth’ represents Bladnoch's 'inaugural' release since new ownership. Aged for a minimum of 8 years, this was matured in first fill ex Bourbon casks and first fill ex Californian Red Wine casks – both American Oak.

Tasting note: Light amber/gold. Sweet opening aromas of gobstopper and vanilla; brief air contact introduces fresher notes of lemon mousse / lemon butter followed by hints of stewed pear and muesli bar. Easy entry builds to a medium-weight dram with attractive fruit slice flavours, threads of sweet smoke and gentle spice. Finish accents vanilla malt and dunked tea biscuit. Medium long. Moreish everyday drinking whisky with good body. 46.7% Alc./Vol. Non chill filtered.

Other reviews... Initially slightly savory on the nose, then peaches and cream, and soft spices. The palate is supple and sweet, with vanilla, mango, and passion fruit. The finish is long, with spicy pears. Drier spices emerge and ultimately, light tannins. The red wine influence is greatly enhanced by the addition of a few drops of water. 86 points - Gavin Smith (Winter 2016) www.whiskyadvocate.com

SILVER MEDAL, San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2017