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Specifications

Distillery:

Mortlach

Region:

Whisky, Speyside

Type:

Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Mortlach, Special Releases 2022, NAS

1x70cl £224.50

9 bottles £224.50 per bottle

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Tasting Note:

‘The Lure of The Blood Moon’

Matured in refill American Oak then in virgin, Tawny Port and Red Muscat-seasoned casks. 57.8% ABV.

Appearance: Gleaming gold with ruby lights.

Nose: Robust savoury, rich notes evoke a hearty cassoulet with haricots, tomatoes, spicy sausage, and crisp pork belly. Intriguing aromas of grape and red wine entwine with this meatiness then, as the nose develops, become more mineral. A little water changes the picture again, lowering the spiciness and bringing up more rounded, wine- accented sweet red fruit.

Body: Medium to full.

Palate: Rich and smoothly mouth-filling in texture, while the deep and intense taste is sweetly fruity rather than meaty, and spicy-dry, as the virgin oak makes its presence felt. Magnificently lively, with a richly layered taste, in which hints of ginger lead a spicy dance. A dash of water fashions a delicious, harmonious and strong marriage between fruitiness and black pepper spiciness.

Finish: Long and deeply impressive, with power, fruit and black pepper in perfect harmony, a spicy kick as it goes down and a warming glow spreading across the palate. Finally, the palate is left dry, bathed in a glorious afterglow. A drop of water adds a dash of acidity.

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