Insider knowledge: Mortlach 9 Year Old 2002 - The Octave (Duncan Taylor) whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be Mortlach 9 Year Old 2002 - The Octave (Duncan Taylor) whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
Nose: Creamy vanilla, apple peels, parma violets, stewed pear, coffee beans, rhubarb crumble.
Palate: Rich and full-bodied. Floral notes - especially orange blossom, pepper, toffee, malt and spice.
Finish: Sweet spices, lavender.