Mortlach 15 G&M
A 15 year old from the Mortlach distillery, aged in first fill and refill sherry casks before bottling for Gordon and MacPhail.
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The nose is rich with cereal sweetness and warm barley. Apple blossom rises without effort and notes of malmsey and stewed fruits and Christmas punch emerge with spice and muffin. The palate is quite full and quite sweet. The cereal notes return with a syrupy texture. Shades of sherried sultanas and notes of freshly cut fruit salad, hints of toasty oak with obligatory vanilla spice and peppery warmth. The finish is long with the fruit and spice rising readily from the oak.
Not for me
bad sulphur taint
Really lovely rich malty palate. Very nice oak on nose and finish.
1st May 2014
The nose smells of spent fireworks and sulphur, almost like heated snot. If you like sulphur notes in a sherried whisky, then this is perfect. If not, do not buy.
23rd April 2014
Was really looking forward to tasting this one, but found myself unimpressed and disapointed.
The nose is not particularly pleasant, has an unpleasant off note about it, almost fishy like smell in the background.
Taste and development improves the initial impression somewhat, but this dram does not do the business for me at all.
Thin arrival, little happening before going leathery and fishy (again) on the finish.
It's better than it sounds, but still far from a good whisky.
It could be that got a bad bottle, but I'm still left with a poor impression this bottling/version of Mortlach and will not be buying any more of it.
Thumbs down from me on this one.
22nd March 2014
I want to get used to this as I think the Mortlach 16 is among the finest, but the christmas spices are a bit too overwhelming for my taste in this one. The Masters of Malt notes are indeed spot on, I highly recommend if that's your thing.