Bladnoch 8 Year Old - Belted Galloway
- Distillery: Bladnoch
Picture and name comes from some rare breed of Scottish cows.
Aroma: citrus fruits, flowers and honey. Green tea. With water - more pepper and lemon. Palate: bit dry, lots of lemon, zest and other citrus fruits - grapefruit, lime. Goes well neat. Spicy - some ginger and white pepper. Warm. Notes of hay. Tiny bit of bitter chocolate and black tea tannins. Water brings more grapefruits and bitter freshness. Finish: seemed bit to short, with spice an grapefruit.
Aroma - butter, biscuits, caramel, flowers, spices and more things that I do not recognize yet. Aromas blossom even more with a little time and water. Palate is similar, just a little bit more restrained. Finish is long and burning in a nice way, I guess the alcohol does its part. The nose alone gives it many points.
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