1987 Gordon & Macphail Connoisseurs Choice Mortlach 33 Year Old Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)
Mortlach was the first distillery in Dufftown, sometimes called the Whisky Capital of the World. In terms of popularity and global presence, it's dwarfed by neighbouring giants like Glenfiddich and Balvenie, and so has always attracted whisky boffins who prefer the road less travelled. The style is robust and suits sherry maturation, like this one from G&M drawn from a refill Sherry Hogshead (Cask No. 426) yielding 182 bottles at 55.6%. Non chill filtered.
Notes from the bottlers... Nose: Spice and fruitcake aromas. Taste: Citrus and red berry flavours accompany orange and nutmeg. Finish: A light to medium finish with lingering roasted nuts.