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CASK No. 48.89

Sweet, fruity & mellow

Sweetie bags in a slate quarry

Age 11 Years
Date Distilled 29th March 2005
Cask Type First Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel
Region Speyside Spey
Outturn 1 of 216 bottles
ABV 57.9%
Colour Pale primrose lemon


The nose offered loads of citrus (lime marmalade, lemon bonbons, orange and lemon jelly slices, zesty lemon sorbet) and grass growing round a slate quarry (distant memory of the last blast). The palate was sweet and perfumed – we found fruit pastilles, jelly babies and jammy dodgers with sweetened mint tea. The reduced nose had lots of sweeties (dolly mixtures, sherbet lemons, strawberry ropes) in paper bags – also flower meadows, tinned mandarins and vanilla. The palate was considerably improved with water – pleasant perfumed fruitiness (peach, Riesling, rainbow drops, flying saucers, limoncello) and a mouth-feel that successfully combined mineral dryness and citric effervescence.

DRINKING TIP: A nice whisky to start a tasting – or as an aperitif.
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