Review: Mortlach 22 year old (Old and Rare)

m22bigMortlach 22yo (Old and Rare) – 56.8% abv

Info: Hunter Laing’s Old and Rare platinum range with 120 bottles from a sherry butt. A Whisky Shop exclusive bottling.

Colour: Dark rusty gold.

Nose: Deep and rich, old leather and furniture polish. Autumn stewed fruits and a dollop of vanilla custard.

Palate: Nice and thick, smooth at first with heat and spices building fairly fast, it is quite high strength after all. Once you get used to that you come on to stewed winter fruits and rich old oak flavours.

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Review: Six recent Wemyss Malts releases reviewed

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February and March saw two sets of single cask releases from Wemyss Malts, a bumper crop which includes two bottlings at cask strength.

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February Release…
“Kirsch Gateau” 1988 single cask from Bunnahabhain Distilery, Islay, Cask Strength
“Cacao Geyser” 1998 single cask from Bowmore Distillery, Islay
“Snuffed Candle” 1999 singe cask from Aberfeldy Distillery, Highlands
“Dark Treacle Fondant” 2002 single cask from Craigellachie Distillery, Speyside
“Honeysuckle Bower” 1995 single cask from Linkwood Distillery, Speyside
“Caribbean Crème” 1988 single cask from Invergordon Distillery, grain

March Release…
“The Rockpool” 1995 single cask from Bowmore Distilery, Islay, Cask Strength
“Foraged Fruit Fool” 1991 single cask from Blair Athol Distillery, Highlands
“Toffee Tuile” 1999 singe cask from Aberfeldy Distillery, Highlands
“Kumquat Cluster” 1993 single cask from Glenrothes Distillery, Speyside
“Stem Ginger Preserve” 1995 single cask from Mortlach Distillery, Speyside
“Rhubarb Royale” 2001 single cask from Benrinnes Distillery, Speyside

 

I’ve been lucky enough to able to review six of the recent releases, so without further ado, let’s take a look at my thoughts…

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