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