Duncan Taylor Dimensions

Mortlach

1989, 22 Years Old

ABV 52.1%
REVIEWED Issue 105
Specifications
Brand: Mortlach, Dimensions, Duncan Taylor
Expression: 1989, 22 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 22 years old
ABV: 52.1%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Duncan Taylor
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Mortlach Distillery, Dufftown, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Big, intense. Orange blossom honey. Stewed apple and a meaty note. Vanilla swirls up with biscuit notes. Rather complex. Orange juice (with the pulp).
Palate: Syrupy, thick, oily. Sweet at first then the tongue is kicked by a fizzy spicy explosion. Cooked fruit in honey.
Finish: Fruity and spicy.
Comment: Fruit in disguise! A rich and powerful dram. Certainly not a whispering whisky. Buoyant and uplifting.
8.0
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Pale in colour but, slightly counter intuitively, densely rich in character suggesting this is distillate, not oak, driven. Grows in presence with water, even revealing some camphor.
Palate: Big, burnt and slightly meaty midpalate with, again, more impact than the hue suggests. Oily and dense.
Finish: Clean and surprisingly short.
Comment: A good example of mature Mortlach character without the close attentions of oak.
7.8
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