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Mortlach 1980, 17 Years Old, Cask Strength Tasting notes and reviews

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Mortlach 1980, 17 Years Old, Cask Strength

Brand
Mortlach
Expression
1980, 17 Years Old, Cask Strength
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
17 years old
Abv
63.10%
Vintage
1980
Produced at
Mortlach Distillery
Region
Speyside
Availability
UK only.

Michael Jackson

Nose
Distinct peat character; stalky. Lime skins.
Palate
Flowery: buttercups. Syrupy, with rich sherry notes. Very big in the middle, with lots of flavour development. Soft mint humbugs.
Finish
More mint, becoming drier.
Comment
A big, rich interpretation; an outstanding digestif.

Jim Murray

Nose
A sulphury sherry note. Alas, still present when reduced.
Palate
Malt and fruit richness, dry oakiness. The off-notes vanish leaving a big maltiness.
Finish
Smoky, slightly peaty and chocolatey.
Comment
Not very well balanced.
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