The 2024 Bladnoch Single Cask Collection: A Testament to Lowland Scotch Excellence

20 Jun 2024

Bladnoch Distillery has recently unveiled the 2024 Single Cask Collection, further enriching its renowned portfolio of Lowland single malt Scotch whiskies.

This collection, marking the final instalment in a distinguished five-year series, comprises six unique single malt whiskies. Each expression has been meticulously hand-selected by Dr Nick Savage, Bladnoch’s esteemed Master Distiller, to highlight some of the distillery’s most exceptional casks.

Emphasising the distillery’s taste-centric approach to whisky making, the annual release brings together a diverse array of cask types and aged spirits to offer a spectrum of flavour profiles.

Bladnoch Distillery, with its rich heritage spanning over two centuries, crafts these new single cask expressions from the extraordinary spirit matured in its 207-year-old bluestone warehouses, nestled on the banks of the River Bladnoch in Scotland’s Lowland whisky region.

Revitalised in recent years under the stewardship of Dr Nick Savage and owner David Prior—who, in 2015, became the first Australian to own a Scotch whisky distillery—Bladnoch has continued to flourish. The 2024 Single Cask Collection signifies a pivotal milestone for the distillery, featuring two single cask releases distilled in 2017 under its new ownership.

The 2024 Bladnoch Single Cask Collection introduces six exceptional expressions, including the ultra-rare Black Label No. 06 - each offering a unique glimpse into the distillery's craftsmanship and dedication to quality. Each whisky is bottled at cask strength, non-chill filtered, and naturally coloured.

The first release, Bladnoch Single Cask 2024/01, is a sweet and refreshing single malt distilled in 2017 and matured in a sherry butt cask. With an ABV of 57.6%, this whisky presents floral and sweet notes, with hints of apple crumble. It is limited to 219 bottles.

Bladnoch Single Cask 2024/02 imparts sweet notes of creamy soda, lemons, and coconut, finishing with a sweet, dry touch. Distilled in 2007 and matured in a single bourbon barrel, it boasts an ABV of 52.6% and is limited to 170 bottles.

Bladnoch Single Cask 2024/03 is a sweet and smoky peated whisky, distilled in 2017 and matured in a canasta butt cask. With an ABV of 58.3%, it offers smoky notes on the nose and flavours of bonfire toffee apples and apricots on the palate. This expression is limited to 676 bottles.

Bladnoch Single Cask 2024/04 reveals popcorn, minty, and creamy notes, concluding with a sweet and creamy finish. Distilled in 2008 and matured in a bourbon barrel, it has an ABV of 51.2% and is limited to 237 bottles.

Bladnoch Single Cask 2024/05 is a dry whisky with aromas of chocolate, coffee bean, and nutmeg, complemented by herbal spice and dark chocolate flavours. Distilled in 2006 and matured in a sherry butt cask, it has an ABV of 49.9% and is limited to 660 bottles.

The final release, Bladnoch Single Cask 2024/06, is an extraordinary vintage single malt with notes of floral pinecones and walnuts on the nose, and almonds with plum jam on the palate. Distilled in 2001 and matured in an Amontillado sherry hogshead cask, this exclusive whisky has an ABV of 50.1% and is limited to 281 bottles.

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