Nose : refined, complex. The initial nose is particularly elegant and marked by notes of juicy pear, coriander, baked apples, vanilla, heady florals and heather honey. Allowed to breathe, it develops in complexity, becoming exotic (mango, passion fruit) and delicately woody and malty. Gradually the aromas open up even further, with notes of Havana cigars and lime blossom making an appearance.
Palate : lively, dynamic. The attack is very spicy (white pepper, clove), as well as being floral (lily of the valley, lilac) and creamy (vanilla, almond milk). Next, aromatic plants (vervain, camomile, oregano) take over the mid-palate, revealing lots of minerality. The barley now guides the rest of the flavours, as a fine dusting of earth gradually covers the taste buds.
Overall : long, enveloping. The finish is increasingly rich, with notes of fig and strawberry jam, prune cakes and various gingerbreads. With time, vanilla and dark chocolate develop in stunning harmony. The retro-nasal olfaction reveals saffron, malt and roasted notes (coffee). The empty glass is green and marked by notes of chlorophyll and infused plants.
MORTLACH 2008 S.V 59%
Founded in 1823, Mortlach was one of the few distilleries permitted to produce spirits during World War II. Using partial triple distillation, it is equipped with traditional condensers called “worm tubes”. A subtle blend of finesse and power, this bottling shows wonderful maturity despite its young age. A real gem, it overflows with all the ingredients that make this single malt considered one of the best in Speyside.
Profile: powerful, spicy, exotic and vanilla-scented, the nose is also honeyed and herbaceous. A hint of oily peat makes an appearance. Reminiscent of a white Burgundy. Brimming with life and energy, the palate is hot and spicy. Juicy fruit and hay pave the way for a subtly peaty finish.
Single Cask no. 800054 – Bourbon Barrel
Limited edition of 249 bottles
Exclusive to LMDW
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