Heroes and Heretics 48 Blended Malt
Key Facts About This Blended Malt
Bottler: Heroes and Heretics
Range: 48 Blended Malt
Age: 10 years old
Spirit: Blended malt scotch
Cask Type: Sherry Butt
Cask Ref: No.23
Alcohol by Volume: 48.0%
Bottled: Natural colour and without chill filtration
Outturn: 880 bottles
Bottle Size: 700ml
Heroes and Heretics 48 Blended Malt Tasting Notes
Nose: Honeycomb and sultana, followed by fresh barley and a touch of charred oak.
Palate: Sponge cake, peanut butter, grilled apricot and chocolate ice-cream.
Finish: A lingering hint of toasted spices.
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.
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About this whisky
48 Blended Malt is a limited edition whisky by indie bottlers Heroes and Heretics. The number 48 is often associated with divine humanity and creative expression. The label is a homage to the 80’s. A retrospective to memorable nights, with a modern twist. A time when things were simpler and parties were wilder.
Whisky matured in sherry butts is something quite special. The wood that once held sherry adds to both the flavour and the aroma of the whisky maturing in the cask. Usually crafted from European or American oak and hold around 500 litres.