Once known as the “Queen of the Lowlands”, Bladnoch Distillery boasts more than 200 years of whisky-making history, making it one of the oldest Scotch whisky distilleries around. This non age statement whisky (around 8 years old) has been aged in Californian red wine casks and bourbon barrels. This is the first of three new releases: 'Samsara means' rebirth. A concentrated nose of fruit compote, plums vanilla and orange blossom. The palate has sweet wine notes which dry into plum and vanilla, touches of citrus and a malty core. The finish is mellow and a slight spice tail.