Bladnoch 8 Year Old Wigtown Festival Lowland single malt Scotch whiskey. Rare 1st edition bottling under the stewardship of the current owners. Launched at the Wigtown Book Festival 2009.
Nose is medium bodied and malty, showing lemon, a slight medicinal note, some cereal and toffee/vanilla; water softens it and brings out hazelnuts, zesty lemons and grapefruit. Mediun-dry palate and rich with good body, vanilla and an oily, unctuous smoothness, very clean and with a character of American cream soda.
John and Thomas McClelland opened Bladnoch malt whisky Distillery in 1817 on the northern bank of the River Bladnoch at Bladnoch Bridge just upstream from Wigtown in south west Scotland. Bladnoch Distillery is a small Scottish Lowlands malt whisky distillery and the most southerly of all Scotland’s working distilleries. Closed in 1993 but back in production again in 2000. Bladnoch Distillery is equipped with just two stills, produces peated and unpeated single malt whiskies and fills just a few hundred casks annually. Visitors welcome in the Bladnoch Distillery visitor centre where distillery tours are available.