SMWS 48.107 Brandy implementation matrix
Posted 14 November 2019 by Matt / In Balmenach
Bottle Name: 48.107 Brandy implementation matrix
Bottler: Scotch Malt Whisky Society
Flavour Profile: Deep, rich & dried fruits
Over to Balmenach for a 17 year old matured for 14 years in an ex-bourbon hogshead before being finished in a 2nd fill toasted hogshead.
View on SMWS
Nose: Bold and tropically-focussed – dried mango, pineapple chunks, guava and dragon fruit sit with brandy cream and burnt toffee. Orange liqueurs and peels are joined by toasted coconut shavings and are enriched with boozy sponge cake, gingerbread and cloves. The addition of water emphasises further dried fruits – apricots and peaches, whilst also adding patisserie notes of tart cases and puff pastry.
Taste: A continental breakfast of fruits and pastries. Tropical fruits (mango, pineapple) and lightly charred dried apples dusted with icing sugar and served with croissants, choux buns, and filo-topped tarts. Dilution expresses tinned fruits – marinated in their own juices alongside perceptible charred cereals and oak staves. It also unlocks some spice influence – ginger and cloves.
Finish: Medium with vanilla cream, toasted cereals and charred cask heads.
Another fine example of how fire and oak combined can unlock delightfully rich and deep fruity flavours. Recommended.
But don't take our word for it..
We don't have any links to other reviews for this bottle. Let us know if you have one. Click here