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