Founded in 1823, the Mortlach distillery is located in Dufftown, in the very heart of Speyside. It produces a single malt that enjoys high acclaim amongst enthusiasts. The distillery is renowned for its partial triple distillation method. Distilled on 14th May 1991, this sherry cask bottling begins by revealing a very complex aromatic palette. In terms of flavours, it then delights with a delicate mouthfeel, exotic fruit and noble spices.
Colour: copper with glints of green.
Profile: the complex initial nose offers beeswax, dried apricot, grape and nutmeg. Allowed to breathe, a second sequence of aromas arrives with bitter orange, ginger, verbena and raspberry. The silky attack is chocolatey and praline. It has a very delicate mouthfeel.Gradually it becomes exotic (pineapple). The silky finish is milky (coconut), honeyed and mentholated.
The whisky was disgorged and bottled under my supervision in the Town of Pitlochry on 11th June 2018.Andrew W. Symington, Managing Director, Signatory Vintage