Bladnoch 1977 23 Years – Rare Malts Selection

Bladnoch 1977 23 Years from the Rare Malts Selection – Natural Cask Strength. Distilled in 1977 and bottled at cask strength 23 years later as part of the “Rare Malts Selection”.

The “Rare Malts Selection” is a series of single malt whiskies from casks of closed distilleries or from distilleries that do not market bottlings independently. These include Rosebank, Linkwood and Port Ellen, for example. They are normally cask strength bottlings that were distilled in the 1960s, 1970s or early 1980s and laid down to mature for at least 18 years. The series appeared from around 1995 to 2005 and was marketed by independent bottler Diageo. The series has now been discontinued, being replaced by the annual “Special Releases”. The individual Rare Malt bottlings are highly sought after by collectors.

Bladnoch is the southernmost whisky distillery in Scotland and was founded in 1817 by brothers John and Thomas McClelland. The distillery has undergone numerous changes of ownership and is currently owned by an Australian entrepreneur who extensively renovated it in 2016. Whisky has again been produced here since 2017. Most of the whiskies are stored in sherry casks and are fruity and spicy on the palate. Overall production volume is rather small with a trend towards fewer independent bottlings.

  • Producer: Bladnoch
  • Type: Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol content: 53.6% ABV
  • Origin: Scotland/Lowlands
  • Net fill quantity: 0.7 litre (700 ml)

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