Cask No. 80.48

Wading through flavour


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  • Flavour Profile:
    Sweet Fruity & Mellow
  • Age:
    11 years
  • Region:
    Speyside, Spey
  • Cask:
    First-fill Oloroso hogshead
  • ABV:
  • VOL:


Cask No. 80.48 

Doors to manual and cross check

Speyside, Spey

Our hosts welcomed us on board with croissants filled with almond paste, covered in icing sugar and presented on a hay bale. A touch of turpentine in the air was joined by the fresh linen on the headrest. To the palate, coffee danced with toffee sauce laced with dark chocolate, a touch of nutmeg, grapefruit and lemon peel. Water transported our nose on to the aeroplane's first flight of the day; a cold cabin, waxy leather seats, new carpet and a steaming teapot. As we reached our cruising altitude, the palate wove strawberries with toffee and orange juice, with a touch of mixed herbs.

Cask: First-fill hogshead
Age: 11 years
Date distilled: January 2012
Alcohol: 57.9%
USA allocation: 90 bottles
700mL bottle format