Bladnoch Samsara Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky 46.7 ABV (50ml)
The first of three new releases from Bladnoch in early 2017 to celebrate the reopening of this Lowland distillery. First fill Californian red wine and bourbon casks were used for maturation, whilst 'Samsara' appropriately enough means 'rebirth'.
NOSE Quite concentrated, fruit compote, with plums, vanilla and orange blossom.
PALATE A sweet winey start, then drying slightly before more plums and vanilla flavours, some citrus and a malty core. Nicely structured.
FINISH Mellow and winey with a spicy, lingering tail.