Single Malt Whisky, Scotland / Speyside, 70cl
A well-balanced and nuanced Mortlach, selected and bottled by Gordon & MacPhail as part of the Distillery Labels range.
Rather than the full-on sherry monsters that Mortlach is better known for, this is a more complex take, with restrained sherry-cask notes and lots of Mortlach's rich and malty character. If you're a sherry fan, don't worry: there's still lots of rich fruit and raisins here, tempered by a touch of sultana and vanilla.
Initially sweet, fresh, and fragrant with a distinct malty nose. Citrus elements develop - fresh orange peel. Well rounded.
More subtle sweetness with hints of candied fruits. A rounded sherry edge is evident and some raisin and sultana notes emerge.
AROMA WITH WATER
Malty and fresh on the nose with a subtle sweetness present; defined Sherry influences and a hint of chocolate and orange linger in the background.
TASTE WITH WATER
Light and very delicate with a subtle malty edge with a rounded Sherry influence and a hint of vanilla. Slightly mouth warming
Light to medium.
Long and delicate.
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