Mortlach 20 Years Old 1990 Cask Strength Collection (57.9%, Signatory, Refill Sherry Butt #6069, 521 Bottles, 2011)
57.9% ABV, £75 for 70cl
What they say:
This was distilled at Mortlach on the 17th September 1990 and it was aged in refill sherry butt number 6069 for 20 years before bottling on the 18th January 2011. A release of 521 numbered decanter bottles from Signatory.
What I say:
Continuing on the Mortlach theme, here is a 20 year old cask strength expression bottled by Signatory.
Fruity figs, plums, sherry, leather, slightly minty
Initially warming and slightly spicy, oak wood, old leather and mint tinged with walnut, fruity plum, raisins and hints of cinnamon, liquorice or anise – definitely something herbal
Relatively short, fruity and sweet
Would I buy it:
Again another great Indie bottling of Mortlach, mildly complex but incorporates lots of subtly synergistic flavours that evolve as you breathe or taste this expression. On serial dramming I suspected that some of the colour and flavour may have been enhanced by a little over-charring of the cask, plus there was still a lot of sherry influence coming through despite it being from a refill cask? Either way simply delicious! Again my recommendation would be to snap this one up if there is any left!