Insider knowledge: Mortlach 21 Year Old 1990 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing) whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be Mortlach 21 Year Old 1990 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing) whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
Nose: Sherry and notes of gunpowder, calves leather, burnt sugar and orange blossom.
Palate: Rubbery and rich, juicy sultanas, chocolate malt and toffee. A hint of burnt match head and rancio.
Finish: Good length, a touch of beeswax and mandarin.