Bladnoch Distillery Launches its Oldest Expression

This expression marks the oldest whisky release from the historic distillery

[For immediate release] BLADNOCH DISTILLERY, SCOTLAND – 205-year-old Lowland distillery, Bladnoch, are excited to announce their newest release, a 30-year-old Single Malt Scotch whisky matured in a combination of Oloroso sherry and Moscatel casks. This is the oldest whisky the Lowland distillery has ever released since David Prior took ownership of the Scottish distillery.

Made from two exceptional casks of Whisky, the Bladnoch 30-year-old Release is matured in a combination of Oloroso and Moscatel Sherry casks. The exquisite whisky imparts floral notes with dried apricots and nutmeg. On the palate, you can expect a rich almond and marzipan flavour along with Seville oranges, the finish is surprisingly light and fruity with a hint of cracked black pepper.

Bladnoch’s Master Distiller Dr. Nick Savage remarks: “Our 30yo was designed to showcase the pinnacle of our range with the unique combination of Oloroso and Moscatel casks. This unique cask combination, rarity, and character, will inspire our future whisky making for many years.”

On the launch, Prior noted: “It is an immense privilege to release this 30-year-old Single Malt, produced from Bladnoch’s heritage whisky and matured in these stunning rare casks. This continues an exciting chapter in Bladnoch’s rich whisky making history as we continue to develop our portfolio.”

Bottled at 45.5%, and without chill-filtration and with natural colour, this 30-year-old expression will be limited to a 950-bottle

Clients are welcome to purchase online on Bladnoch’s website and in their Visitor Centre in the heart of Dumfries and Galloway and will be sold around the world through Bladnoch’s network of distributors in the coming months.

Link for Purchase:
Contact [email protected] for availability in other markets.
RRP: £1,000

Technical Details
Cask type: 1st fill Oloroso barrel and 1st fill ex-Moscatel cask matured
Strength: 45.5%

Tasting Notes:
Nose: Dried apricots, floral and nutmeg, with Seville oranges
Palate: Almonds and marzipan with Seville oranges
Finish: Light, floral and fruit with a crack of black pepper
Non-chill filtered, natural colour

About Bladnoch Distillery
Bladnoch Distillery was established in 1817, making it the oldest privately owned Scotch Whisky Distillery in the world. As the southernmost distillery in Scotland, it is commonly referred to as the ‘Queen of the Lowlands.’ Hand crafted using only the finest local ingredients such as the pristine water from the river Bladnoch that flows alongside the distillery. Bladnoch Single Malts are non-chill filtered to ensure the truest flavours shine through.

This legacy brand has been revived by Master Distiller Dr. Nick Savage, formerly at The Macallan, and owner David Prior, a whisky connoisseur who is the first Australian businessman to own a Scotch Whisky distillery. Bladnoch is truly passionate about the preservation of the environment and the local community’s generational involvement in the iconic distillery.

For more information and the latest on their range of award-winning single malts, visit

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