Cask No. 46.31


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  • Flavour Profile:
    Juicy Oak & Vanilla





Juicy, oak & vanilla

Cask No. 46.31         

Sniffing a bee’s knees

Speyside, Lossie

The nose was sweetly seductive – toffee, caramel, Flumps, Tunnock’s Snowballs and carrot cake, but far from one-dimensional – it also had hessian, coconut, macadamias and insinuations of citrus. The palate offered fantastic, mouth-watering sweet acidity, like Moffat toffees; plus exotic fruits, flowers and strawberry jam tarts – and the finish – teasingly dry with woody tannins, coconut and clove. Floral notes increased on the reduced nose – parma violets, lavender (someone imagined sniffing a bee’s knees) – not to forget pineapple, sherbet and granola. The palate now danced on our tongues – lively as lollipops and cream soda, with lots of interesting back-flavours (cardamom, anise, angostura) – engaging.

Drinking tip: Sweetly seductive, tongue-dancing and engaging – must be a dram for a hot date!

Colour: Under-water beach sand
Cask: Refill hogshead
Age: 22 years
Date distilled: September 1992
Alcohol: 54.2%
USA allocation: 84 bottles