Bottle - Cask # 48.46, Exploding flower
Cask No. 48.46, Exploding flower
Exploding flower

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Cask No. 48.46 Sweet, fruity & mellow

Exploding flower

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The nose started with linoleum and green leaf, but slowly opened like a flower – vanilla sponge, Danish pastries, toffee, some fruit (strawberry, banana) and floral notes (gentian, rosewater, gorse). The neat palate was assertive, but complex and unusually bitter-sweet – ‘biting an orange’, tutti-frutti, jelly beans – one panellist found a honey, vodka and gunpowder mixture, but he self-combusted and didn’t trouble us anymore. With water, the nose became freshly intriguing, with tinned fruit salad, old-fashioned lemonade, tree-bark, liquorice and menthol. The palate was now really rather pleasant – juicy, sweet and refreshing, with peach and pear balancing clove and aniseed spice.

Age 12
Date Distilled November 2001
Cask Type 1st fill barrel
Region Speyside
Outturn 216 bottles
ABV 57.4 %