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Murray McDavid Mission Gold: Mortlach 21 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Murray McDavid Mission Gold: Mortlach 21 Years Old

Brand
Murray McDavid
Expression
Mission Gold: Mortlach 21 Years Old
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
21 years old
Abv
50.40%
Vintage
1994
Produced at
~ Mortlach Distillery
Region
Speyside
Website
www.murray-mcdavid.com
Availability
Asia & Europe

Chris Goodrum

85
Nose
Intense, oily, marzipan coated banana and malt. A slight feintiness in the background and the oak grips, but it has a lovely depth and some almost Amontillado nutty notes.
Palate
Malty and nutty with again a subtle Amontillado character. Straightforward but deep with vanilla, charred oak, thick honey, barley, hazelnuts and heather.
Finish
Superb length, full of wood spiceand slightly drying tannins. The honey adds balance.
Comment
Lots going on, a few too many wrinkles for me.

Joel Harrison

87
Nose
There is an immediate spiced note on this whisky of mustard seed, clove and cardamom. Hidden underneath are some delicate vanilla notes and water reveals red cherries.
Palate
A well-balanced palate which gives more fruity notes of peach and plum backed with whipped butter, ginger and ginseng. The peach note lingers longest.
Finish
Some additional fruit notes which blossom well with water.
Comment
An excellent dram which comes alive with a drizzle of water to give great fruity notes.
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