The Mortlach 1996 from The Warehouse Collection is a fantastic whisky.
Proceedings commence with the super expressive nose combining aromas of honey, cream, orange rind, pine needles, walnuts, cedar and cigar box. Everything is sitting perfectly together.
The palate is equally as impressive. Whilst starting oily and buttery, there is measured arrival of rounded tannins and orange rind. It’s a great example of double maturation that has both bourbon & oloroso casks speaking at equally harmonious volumes.
The finish just seals the deal providing an almost chewy, medium length where possibly the oloroso influence is more noticeable.
I would love to buy a bottle of this, but with only 72 bottles produced, the chances are extremely slim.