Whisky Review: Gordon & MacPhail Mortlach 15 Years Old

Style: Sweet and Complex

Nose:

Big trademark meaty aroma up front, red grapes filled the body quickly and then we have some dense cereal notes with a hint of salted caramel troops in, delicious scent of oven-baked potatoes at the back.

Palate:

Sherry glistering gracefully on the first touch, honey, aloe vera, chocolate malt and smoke. More cereal notes flow in with a touch of coconut cream. Semi-dry flavours unfurling, honey comb, orange, coconut shred and slightly spiced with pepper roll on lazily. Sweeter notes awakens and recoup towards the end, signing off with lovely marzipan and cherry jello.

Finish:

A nice sherry malty smile. Gentle, delightful and warming finish.

Thoughts:

Here we are, the beast of Dufftown! Incredible aroma which is so impressively complex and dense. Malts lying beautifully underneath while enabling the tasty sherry do its magic. Great balance, great flavour, great whisky.

☆ [Recommended]

[43% • 2012 • Independent Bottling • Non Coloured • Non Chill Filtered • Limited Release]

-Esmond