2013

Mortlach 21yo

"Sherry Finish" cask #5020/1/2

  • Distilled: 1992
  • Bottled: 2013
  • Vol: 50%
  • Outturn: 612
  • Code: W&M165

This fragrant Mortlach is actually the result of a double finish in both Pedro Ximenez casks, and second fill dry Oloroso butts to somewhat tame the sweetness and provide a solid winey and slightly sour balance to it. At the nose it’s clearly nutty and influenced by the notes of dry Oloroso, a classic profile which is well suited to the meaty and slightly smoky aroma of this malt. At the palate it is rich but still dry, and very complex: initially aromatic like a herbal liqueur, then turning on nuts and dried plums but still remaining on the dry side. Finally, it grows huge on black unsweetened liquorice before leaving with a lingering peppery impression that lasts for a long while.

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