Mortlach

1980, 17 Years Old, Cask Strength

ABV 63.1%
REVIEWED Issue 4
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Specifications
Brand: Mortlach
Expression: 1980, 17 Years Old, Cask Strength
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 17 years old
ABV: 63.1%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Distinct peat character; stalky. Lime skins.
Palate: Flowery: buttercups. Syrupy, with rich sherry notes. Very big in the middle, with lots of flavour development. Soft mint humbugs.
Finish: More mint, becoming drier.
Comment: A big, rich interpretation; an outstanding digestif.
9.0
Taster   Jim Murray
Nose: A sulphury sherry note. Alas, still present when reduced.
Palate: Malt and fruit richness, dry oakiness. The off-notes vanish leaving a big maltiness.
Finish: Smoky, slightly peaty and chocolatey.
Comment: Not very well balanced.
6.5
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Mortlach Distillery, Dufftown, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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