A very rare distillery bottling of Mortlach, one of the most under-rated Speysides around. This 1971 vintage was released a few years ago as part of Diageo's 'Super premium' series.
Colour: surprisingly light, pale straw. The nose is more discrete than the Glen ORD’s, but more complex and delicate. Extremely floral for such an old malt, again there seems to be little wood influence. Lots of meadow flowers, buttercup, pollen. Hints of farmy notes, wet dog. A little yeasty, with some notes of porridge, green bananas, hot milk. Very complex! It goes on with some acacia honey, and a bit of coconut milk. Very elegant. The mouth is creamy, sweet, getting very gingery with lots of white pepper and nutmeg. Now I can feel the wood’s influence. Goes on with some light caramel, honey. Really splendid, complex and subtle. The finish is long and quite peppery. A winner, no doubt. 92 points.
|Classification||Single Malt Whisky|
|ABV/ Volume||50.1%/ 70cl|