Mortlach Marriage 22 Year Old
Single Malts of Scotland
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
700ml / 54.2%
Tasting notes by Billy Abbott, The Whisky Exchange
Brown sugar, cherries and new leather. Candied lemon and orange segments follow, with a little bit of minty freshness. Dark fruitcake and bittersweet dark chocolate peek in around the edges. Lighter notes float on top: rose petals and freshly cut stems, with a touch of candy necklace sweetness.
Lots of dried fruit and grown-up, not-to-sweet fruitcake to start. Sticky raisins and malt loaf add more weight and sweetness. Spiced, stewed apples with anise, cinnamon and nutmeg develop, with buttered spiced bread, black liquorice and treacle toffee.
The treacle toffee fades to leave freshly-cut apples dusted with cinnamon.
A big and sherried Mortlach with balanced fresh fruit and herbal notes that stops it becoming overpowering. Excellent cask selection.