Mortlach 1997 – Malts of Scotland

Rating: 8 out of 10

Nose: hmmm. I like this. Estery, with a lot of citrus. Lemons, orange peel, dishwashing liquid. Very estery, but in a very nice way. Apple, vanilla, herbs. Complex stuff, but very balanced. Menthol.
Mouth: as with the two whisky I’ve tasted before this, it’s quiet explosive and hot. But it caries it well. More woody notes towards the finish, with some light notes of licorice root. After the initial punch in the face it continues to be surprisingly smooth.
Finish: medium long, with more of the same as on the palate, and some licorice root.

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