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CASK No. 48.80

Spicy & sweet

Satisfying and comforting

Age 14 Years
Date Distilled 1st November 2001
Cask Type First Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel
Region Speyside Spey
Outturn 1 of 144 bottles
ABV 58%
Colour Bullion horde


Restrained, but attractively well-rounded, the nose suggested caramel wafers, Demerara crunch, honey waffles and rum-soaked fruit cake, with hints of orange blossom and balsa wood. The palate gave us maple pecan cinnamon Danish, Stollen, honey, pencil shavings and warm spice after-tingles (ginger, clove, mulled wine). The reduced nose sweetened up even more – gulab jamun, icing sugar, chalky sweets – but with herbal and savoury elements as well (menthol, peppermint, apricot and pistachio stuffing). The palate was now a comforting balance of syrup and honey-glazed carrot sweetness, with gentle spices and mild wood tannins supplying the inner structure and backbone – very satisfying indeed.

DRINKING TIP: While concocting something in the kitchen.
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