Alexander Murray & Co 1990 Aged 25 Years Bladnoch Distillery 750ml
Far, far off the beaten track in an old farm steading tucked away since 1825 in the Wigtown area of the Lowland region sits the Bladnoch Distillery. Having been passed from owner to owner over the years, playing a bit-part actor role in producing whisky for the big blenders and having been a relatively small distillery, Bladnoch lacked identity as a single malt.
Further to this, the profile of spirit produced here was dramatically altered to suit blending operations of its parent company at the time, giving single malt expressions a schizophrenic identity over the years.
Don't judge a book by its cover! Bladnoch's celebrated style is beautifully delicate and grassy; and if you find a vintage from a healthy, well-made cask then you'll be subject to the most amazing citrusy bouquet of lemon and green apple, followed by subtle, playful layers of complexity.