Two Independent Mortlachs

mortlach 7165Mortlach 17 yo 1997/2014 (46%, Signatory, casks 7165+7166)
Colour: straw. Nose: a contradiction. sweet and savoury, minerals and fresh fruit, ginger biscuits. Mouth: Oily, greasy sherbert, lime, grapefruit, lemon Finish: medium, lemon .Comments: Challenging but enjoyably so. 87 points

 

mortlach 6079Mortlach 24 yo 1990/2015 (56.5%, Signatory, cask #6079)
Colour: straw. Nose: toast, complex green fruits, smoke .Mouth: Huge. another oily greaser. Salty, savoury, becoming sweeter with water Finish: smoky and bitter.Comments: another demanding malt, but it’s really something. I’m glad I tasted them this way round. The 97 was a good preparation for this massive 1990. 89 points

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