Insider knowledge: Mortlach 1970 (Gordon and MacPhail) whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be Mortlach 1970 (Gordon and MacPhail) whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
Nose: Lots of sherry on the nose, very fruity and grape-like. Butterscotch, hints of smoke.
Palate: Smoke, toasty oak, thick sherry, sultana, molasses, ash, deep fruit, cedar, nutmeg.
Finish: Spicy walnut, thick, dates, good length.