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.
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.
bad sulphur taint
Great Stuff Aside from Mild Sulphur Issues
Admittedly there is often a bit of a sulphur problem on the nose that somewhat stunts the enjoyability - but a tiny drop of water really helps dispel it. The palate is gorgeous with buttered bread, ginger, and fruit salad. This is a great everyday single malt that I'm always up for and well-priced. Only drawback is the sulphur but it's a mild flaw not a deal-breaker in my opinion.
12th January 2015
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.