Bladnoch Single Malt

Samsara

A tribute to the rebirth of our 200 year old distillery.

Our award winning Master Distiller Ian MacMillan hand selects every cask to bring together this luscious Single Malt – full bodied and fragrant with a rich core and lingering tail.

This unique malt is created by blending Bladnoch Single Malts matured in first fill ex Bourbon casks and first fill ex Californian Red Wine casks – both American Oak – to create a rich and smooth winey palate.

Crafted using only the purest ingredients – pristine water from the River Bladnoch and locally grown barley – Samsara is non-chill filtered, naturally coloured, and a composition of well-aged Bladnoch malts.

The name

“Samsara”, meaning ‘rebirth’ symbolises the reawakening of Bladnoch Distillery and its first release since new ownership.

Tasting Notes

Finished in Californian red wine and ex bourbon casks, Bladnoch Samsara Single Malt is luscious, full bodied and fragrant, with a rich, lingering core.

Colour: Copper gold.
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.

Technical Details

Filtration: Non-chill filtered. Natural colour.
ABV: 46.7%
Proof: 93.4%
Ages: Minimum 8 year old plus rare, older whiskies.