Friday, 23 June 2017

Mortlach 2008 Signatory Cask Strength Review

Hi everyone,

More exclusive whiskies for Belgium today. Actually, exclusive to one small whisky shop in Belgium...
Why is it useful to review whiskies like these, you ask?
Glad you asked, well often independent bottlers will buy a batch of casks from a distillery and release them at different times. Yes, each one will be different but also similar in style. There will undoubtedly be more 2008 Mortlach from Signatory.

Mortlach 2008 Signatory Cask Strength for Dim's Drams 60.4%
Colour: Light Gold
Body: Medium
Nose: Very clean, light, very floral, young gummy bears, some perfume, lemon soap, cleaning spray, urinal cakes.
Taste: Very clean, slightly soapy but floral and perfumed. Lemon soap, cleaning spray, oily with a little oak.
Finish: Long length. More floral with some oils staying.
A very floral and somewhat soapy Mortlach. You can really see where those musky cologne notes come from in older Bourbon matured versions. None of the meatiness you'd get from a Sherried one.
71/100

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