Aged: 18 years
Product of: United Kingdom
Released in August 2014, this Mortlach is a blend of malts aged for a minimum of 18 years in three different types of casks: European oak sherry seasoned butts, American oak hogsheads and European oak refill casks.
The choice of the unusual 43.4% bottling strength was inspired by vintage labels stating 86.8 proof for export to the USA.
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 23/08/2014
Clear, golden amber with coppery tones.
Pungent sherry, dried fruit and boiled sweets with faint charcoal and toffee apple. Very light spice, ripe plum, toasted walnut and faint flamed orange zest. Water reveals green apple skin and vanilla.
Wonderfully rich dried fruit and apricot jam with balancing Christmassy spice, dry oak/sandalwood and earthy nuttiness. Notes of cacao, especially with water. Takes water well.
Burnt fruitcake and warming spice with apricot jam.