From a barrel with cask number 1782, June 1998-2010.
Nose: Clementine peel, especially the white part, quite sweet malt, grist (a lot of flour), leather sofas. With water the grist solidifies into whole barley and I get some lemon as well.
Palate: Asphalt dust, cold smoke and coal.
Comments: Yummy. Very nice mix of grains/grist and smoke.
Distilled November 1992, bottled 2006. Casks numbered 8572 and 8574. 750 bottles from two hogsheads. Sample from, well, I cannot remember.
Nose: Dry wood, coriander, pears, cucumber.
Palate: Malt, vannilin, bitter almonds.
Comments: Takes a lot of water considering it’s only 43%. It’s always interesting to taste Mortlach from something other than ex-sherry casks, but this is not the best example I’ve had. A bit middling, both in terms of complexity and in terms of how the flavours push my buttons subjectively.