Cask No. 48.102
Juicy, oak & vanilla

Cask No. 48.102                         

Spiced nuts in a tea chest

Speyside, Spey

This nose is fresh (laundry, new wood) and sweet (marshmallow, fudge, pineapple cake, tined pears in custard) but with a vaguely herbal, leafy aspect. The palate gets spiced nuts and roasted chestnuts, tea chests, chilli chocolate, dark honey and toffee, with a slightly tannic oak and leather finish. The reduced nose still gets the laundry, but now also picks up a pine forest floor, mushrooms and wasabi – and some lime sweets. With water, the palate is sweet and pleasantly warming – spiced peanut or almond brittle, light fruit chutney and Werthers Original (butterscotch). It has depth and kick but also layers of interest.

Cask: Refill hogshead
Age: 11 years
Date distilled: July 2006
Alcohol: 57.9%
USA allocation: 60 bottles

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