Heroes and Heretics 48 Blended Malt Review and Tasting Notes

Today I’m reviewing a small batch blended whisky called "48 Blended Malt". It's from an independent bottler called Heroes and Heretics. It's a 10 year old blend finished in a sherry but (cask number 23). The cask produced 880 bottles when it was bottled on 21st April 2020, at 48% ABV. It's natural colour, and hasn't been chill filtered.

Heroes and Heretics 48 Blended Malt Review and Tasting Notes

48 Blended Malt Tasting Notes

  • Colour: Natural colour; medium straw. Coats my glass, with lots of parallel legs running down the side.
  • Nose: Orchard fruits, apples and pears. Apple flan with light flaky pastry dusted in icing sugar. Hay and vanilla. No alcohol burn.
  • Palate: Medium mouthfeel. Soft orchard fruits, with more apple. Pastries and vanilla sponge. A delicate icing sugar sweetness. Alcohol is well integrated.
  • Finish: Smooth to start, then a burst of green fruit, concluding with warm spice.

48 Blended Malt Review

Very drinkable. Particularly on a warmer evening: fresh, fruity, with a little sweetness. It's a malt blend, a sign of quality inputs; and I wager a good chunk of Speyside in this. Another great dram from Heroes and Heretics.

At £52 this feels like good value for a small batch artisan blend, and it is most enjoyable.

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