Mortlach 25 Year
Single Malt — Speyside, Scotland
Reviewed June 28, 2020
Fruity with an unfortunately strong stale bread flavor. Maybe with the complexity I can accept that though? This is a sweet drink. The complexity includes toffee, almond, honey, smoke, peat. Too much iodine >< There are some interesting spice flavors like corriander present, but I don't love the effect. The complexity makes it a lot better than Old Pulteney 21, but not something that I would want to drink at anything near this price. It's sort of on the same level as Bastille 1789. The interesting complexity pulls it up from the hell that it gross bread, but doesn't totally save it. The richness and smoke are nice, but they don't totally offset the bad flavor and the richness in particular is surprisingly mild for a 25 year. Given the complexity and sweetness, I would get a bottle of this if it were priced under $50 because it has some unique character. As it is priced though, I'll be skipping it.
200.0 USD per Bottle
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