The oldest of three Mortlach single malts unveiled in mid-2018 (alongside the Mortlach 12 Year Old and Mortlach 16 Year Old), this expression matured for 20 years exclusively in sherry casks. Intensely flavoursome stuff (as we’ve come to expect from Mortlach).
Nose: Roast chestnuts and tobacco, swiftly joined by dense chocolate and red berry richness. Just a whisper of meaty malt underneath.
Palate: Clove and brandy butter arrive first, before chewy dates, orange peel, mature oak and Hobnob biscuits.
Finish: Lasting Christmas spice and a touch of cooked summer berries.
Gold Whiskey – 2020 New York International Spirits Competition