Whisky: Mortlach 14 for Southport Whisky Club
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They bottle under the Man with the Hat label. This is the first of their bottles we have tried.
Sweet breakfast cereal, custard doughnuts, freshly baked wholemeal bread, tree bark, humid day in the forest, margarine, and green grapes.
Vanilla buttercream over a Victoria sponge cake, porridge laced with golden syrup, light notes of cinnamon, beef wellington with a light jus.
Nose (with water)
Orange zest, old fashioned cocktail, woodiness, vanilla ice-cream.
Palate (with water)
Water mellows the spice and gives way to citrus fruits. Finish is shorter than we would like, and the mouthfeel is lacking slightly, but still very pleasant.
A good example of a mid-teens Mortlach in a bourbon cask, not particularly stand out but also no discernible flaws. A great daily drinker from a small bottler at a good price. We’d happily give their other casks a go based off this expression.
- 10 - Perfection. A whisky that we’ll remember forever.
- 9 - Amazing. We’d pay through the nose for a bottle.
- 8 - Great. Pick this up at RRP.
- 7 - Good. Happy to have a dram or two but wouldn’t buy a bottle.
- 6 - Passable. Would accept a dram, but wouldn’t seek it out.
- 5 - Poor. Would drink if it was the only option.
- 4 - Bad. Maybe it can be saved by ginger beer?
- 3 - Awful. It can't be saved by ginger beer.
- 2 - Pour it out
- 1 - We’ve never tried a whisky rated this low and hopefully never will.
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