Here's another sample from Mikeymad...
Mortlach 12 yr 1993 Murray McDavid 46% Bourbon/Syrah enhanced in Syrah Guigal Cotes Rotie Cask.
Ouch...I don't know if it's Mortlach I can't grasp or the cask used to ACE this one. On the nose, I get an old mildewed bag of grapes. I'm not much of a wine drinker so this may contribute to my problems here.
I've been mulling over the nose for about 5 minutes, and I am getting something else, but I can't pin what the smell is here. I'm thinking of a combination of an old jar used for pickled eggs with a sweet old vinegary wine.
The taste is better, but I still think of a strange wine on the palate.
I'm a nub when it comes to ACE'd whiskies!
Thanks a bunch for this sample as it is really testing my palate.