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.
Great Stuff Aside from Mild Sulphur Issues
Nose: Wagyu tartar, pineapple upside down cake, nutmeg, pumpkin custard, rainier cherries, plum blossoms...toasted malt reminiscent of olden days, honey, cloves. Palate: Very sweet! Also spicy, and somewhat salty and savory...Gingerbread men, vanilla frosted spice cake, nutmeg, marshmallow topped yams, maraschino cherries, fruitcake (a good thing here)...eucalyptus, wintergreen, hints of citrus, cream. High quality copper pot still qualities are evident. Despite such sweetness, somehow a nice balance is achieved. Richly complex and full of character. Long finish. Very unique, perhaps too sweet for some. Great price!
14th March 2015
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.