Review: Murray McDavid Mission Gold Mortlach 21 Year Old 1994

Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky

Origin: Mortlach Distillery

Bottling: Murray McDavid

ABV: 50.4%

Cost: £175.95 from Master of Malt

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What they say:

Muscular Mortlach matured in a first fill bourbon cask! The outturn was 292 bottles at 50.4% abv, a common bottling strength for Murray McDavid’s Mission Gold range.

Nose:

Creamy coconut & mellow citrus mandarin, underpinned with a depth of warm chocolate orange, burnt toffee & charred oak

Palate:

Taste of smoky cereals, paired with a satisfying oily mouthfeel

Finish:

A final tang of light plum

What I Say:

The 6th and final dram from The Dram Team Incredible Indies tasting set was this 21 year old 1st fill Bourbon-cask matured Mortlach.

Colour:

Muscat dark and rich (11/20), large tears and thick oily legs resolve to medium

Nose:

Heather honey, orange oil, chocolate, butterscotch, treacle, molasses, malty cereal barley

Taste:

Black forest gateau or black cherries dipped in dark chocolate, a little blackcurrant and a lot of malt

Finish:

Medium-long, treacle rich, treacle toffee pudding

Overall:

A superb Mortlach expression, rich, meaty, mealy and full of mouth-watering flavours and aromas. Just Immense!

Score: 91/100

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