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Wednesday, 7 January 2015

MORTLACH 1995 76.115 'GLAMPING IN A YURT' - THE SCOTCH MALT WHISKY SOCIETY

Having review 12 different Mortlachs already here on The Malt Desk, its one of the high-jumpers if you look at the distilleries I've reviewed so far in the 31 months that this little blog has been running.

I've covered many things Mortlach in my previous reviews to I'm skipping right to this next one...

Mortlach warehouses behind the distillery, May 4th 2014 © The Malt Desk

Mortlach 1995 76.115 (19.07.1995/xx.xx.2013) 'Glamping in a Yurt' 18yo, 56,5%, refill sherry butt, 535 bottles, The Scotch Malt Whisky Society

Colour is Full gold

Nose:
Sweet and full, mint (toothpaste), fresh, sports drink but settling down after a while offering classic dried fruit notes, milk chocolate and lovely balanced oak once it has been allowed to breathe a bit in the glass

Taste:
Huge on overripe banana, ginger in a sherry cask (American Oak sherry cask) ??, an ozone feel, more fruit - oranges and candied apple turning slightly bitter at the end, spices, honey and wood sap. Very full flavoured but producing only a little of that well know Mortlach 'meatyness'


Not the best of Mortlachs but far from bad either. Still a good experience :-)

84/100!

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