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I've tried many Mortlachs this past year especially the G&M 15yo and 21yo and some Murray Mcdavid's 18yo at cask strength. All very very good Whiskies...
This 16yo is the first own bottling (OB) I've bought and I have to say it's great stuff. Beautiful mahogany colour, a classic sherried Speysider like Aberlour Abunadh rich and inviting.
On the nose I am finding mint tea, rosewood, artisan furniture polish? mocha, butterscotch, lemon, lime and beeswax.
The arrival is rich and complex with more beeswax, coffee, plums, citrus and a light sherbet fizz..the finish is licorice, limes, sherry and teak-oak and more plums..
This reminds me very much of Hibiki 12 yo but with more depth and substance.
A drop of water brings out more aromas (floral) but with or without is very good. Feels like tasting something rare and unique.