Mortlach 22 1995 Faultine FF-Sherry (K&L)

Mortlach 22 1995 Faultine FF-Sherry (K&L)

Price: Sold Out

Distilled/Owned by: Mortlach / Douglas Laing

Region: Speyside

53.3% ABV

Aged For: 22 Years, Distilled 1995

Mashbill: 100% malted barley

Cask Type: First Fill Sherry

Chill Filtered: No

Color Added: No


Color: Tawny

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn

Nose: Malt, oak, cracked leather, chocolate, honey, dried citrus, and light sherry

Feel:Medium, oily

Taste: Sherry, raisins, ginger, citrus, leather, pepper, oak

Finish: Warm, drying, good length, sherry and oranges, with hints of caramel, vanilla, and oak.

Thoughts: A decent dram, but if I had this blind I would not have thought it was a first fill sherry. If you want a dryer more leather sherry this could be for you.

Score: 81 out of 100

 

Mortlach 12 1990 Murray McDavid

IB Mortlach

Price: Discontinued

Distilled/Owned by: Mortlach / Bottled by Murray McDavid

Region: Speyside

46% ABV

Mashbill: 100% malted barley

Aged For: 12 years (Distilled 1990)

Cask Type: Fresh sherry cask

Chill Filtered: No

Color Added: No

 


 

Color: Deep gold

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn.

Nose: Herbal notes, heather, very slight smoke. Fruits and sherry buried underneath with sugary barley malt.

Mouthfeel: Sharp and oily

Palate/Taste: Sherry, strawberry, vanilla, oak, builds warmth over time with pepper and ginger notes.

Finish: Medium warmth and length with lingering notes of sherry and berries.

Thoughts: The nose was quite different from the palate and finish, making for a complex drink. The relative harshness of the palate prevents me from scoring it higher.

Score: 80 out of 100