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.
In recent years, new ownership at Bladnoch has opted to reinvigorate this celebrated grassy style and the identity of its single malt, about which we’re all absolutely delighted. at Alexander Murray & Co. Production capacity increased, too. Cheers to that.