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Mortlach 16 Year Old

Great Character

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@mattbergReview by @mattberg

2nd Feb 2012

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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.

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