Speyside

Mortlach 1995 Stem Ginger Preserve

Wemyss Malts Stem Ginger Preserve Mortlach 1995-2014

What they say

Another one of Wemyss Malts’ ever-popular independent bottlings of single malt Scotch whisky! This one is a 1995 vintage Mortlach single malt, matured in a single hogshead until 2014. It was bottled with a small outturn of 303 bottles and bestowed the name Stem Ginger Preserve

What I say

More Mortlach, this time a single ex-Bourbon Hogshead Cask released by Wemyss Malts. true to these releases this has the descriptive title Stem Ginger Preserve,

  • ABV 46%
  • Age Undisclosed (19 years old)
  • Bottler Wemyss Malts
  • Bottling Single Cask Release
  • Cask Bourbon Hogshead
  • Category Single malt scotch whisky
  • Cost £100
  • Origin Mortlach distillery
  • Outturn 303 bottles
  • Region Speyside
  • Released 2014
  • Vintage 1995

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance Dark yellow gold (6/20), slow, medium tears and medium-fine legs.
  • Nose Sweet, new paint, coloured pencil shavings, fruity, apple, orange, peach, apricot, banana, ginger root, heather honey, soft leather, chamois, buttery, oily.
  • Taste Medium-full bodied, thick malty, golden syrup, allspice, ginger, fruity, pear, peach melba, nectarine, pineapple, heather honey, later oak wood, soft leather, creamy vanilla and creme caramel.
  • Finish Long, vaporous, ginger and orange marmalade, woody oak.
  • Overall Lovely, juicy and bright fruit notes, plenty of ginger but also great chamois leathery notes also, a little buttery and oily in places too.

Score 87/100

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