Murray McDavid

Mission Gold: Mortlach 21 Years Old

ABV 50.4%
REVIEWED Issue 138
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Brand: Murray McDavid
Expression: Mission Gold: Mortlach 21 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 21 years old
Year of bottling: 2016
ABV: 50.4%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Issue 138
Tasting notes
Taster   Joel Harrison
Nose: There is an immediate spiced note on this whisky of mustard seed, clove and cardamom. Hidden underneath are some delicate vanilla notes and water reveals red cherries.
Palate: A well-balanced palate which gives more fruity notes of peach and plum backed with whipped butter, ginger and ginseng. The peach note lingers longest.
Finish: Some additional fruit notes which blossom well with water.
Comment: An excellent dram which comes alive with a drizzle of water to give great fruity notes.
Taster   Chris Goodrum
Nose: Intense, oily, marzipan coated banana and malt. A slight feintiness in the background and the oak grips, but it has a lovely depth and some almost Amontillado nutty notes.
Palate: Malty and nutty with again a subtle Amontillado character. Straightforward but deep with vanilla, charred oak, thick honey, barley, hazelnuts and heather.
Finish: Superb length, full of wood spiceand slightly drying tannins. The honey adds balance.
Comment: Lots going on, a few too many wrinkles for me.
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