We are intending to specialise in the Islay malts for the simple reason that it’s good to specialise when investing, and those are our favourites. That said, we’ve already made an exception for this lowland whisky.
Bladnoch is one of only three lowland distilleries (Glenkinchie and Auchentoshan being the other two) and it was closed down in 1993 before being sold to its current operators, who reopened it in 2000. The new whisky has not been released for sale yet, though it is possible to tour the distillery. Meanwhile, remaining (and dwindling) stock of this 10 year-old from the distillery’s prior incarnation can be bought from the previous owners. We were so keen to have this one, we bought a spare, just in case.
It can still be found for a very reasonable price – and we think it’s worth tucking away for a later date.