The Cooper's Choice

1990, 16 Years Old, Sherry Cask

ABV 46%
REVIEWED Issue 61
Specifications
Brand: Mortlach, The Cooper's Choice
Expression: 1990, 16 Years Old, Sherry Cask
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 16 years old
ABV: 46%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Awards
Recommended
Issue 61
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Mortlach Distillery, Dufftown, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
Taster   Arthur Motley
Nose: A gruff Christmassy nose with an enticing mix of fruit and spice. Fig rolls, a clove-studded orange, stewed plums and cloudy apple juice. Treacle toffee. With time a more meaty, herbaceous character barges in.
Palate: Sulphury with marmalade on brown toast.
Finish: The mouth-piece of a snorkelling mask.
Comment: An afterdinner tongue-lasher.
8.3
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Mortlach? Silky sweet with raisin, malt extract, hard treacle toffee and prunes in syrup. With water a burnt, nutty, roasted character. Rich.
Palate: Blackstrap molasses and roasted meat. Manages to be sweet and grumbling at the same time.
Finish: Long, slightly dry and tannic but there's enough richness to balance.
Comment: Yup, it's Mortlach alright. Every bit as good as the OB.
8.0
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