Mortlach 1989 Signatory (Binny's)
Added on Friday, Apr 3, 2009 at 12:18 AM
  Bottler: Signatory
  Age: 17 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1989 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 56.90 % Region: Speyside
  Price: $59 Availability: Specialty Stores
Distilled 30.05.1989     Bottled 21.08.2006     Sherry Butt     Cask no. 2883     486 Bottles
Member Ratings and Notes
Nose of solvent and sorta-sherry.  Floral.  Smoke wisps.  Seems interesting.  Now the palate -- Yum!!  I love it when I can say that.  A burst of milky caramel and vanilla, followed spice in the midpalate.  Finish is very, very long, with spice and dried fruits emerging.  There's some sulfur in here that detracts, but it's still a very good whisky.  Yum again! 
N: Dried fruits, apricots, some burnt sherry notes.
P: Lots of dry rich sherry and ginger, ginger, ginger (nice call BE).
F: Really gets spicy in the finish and balances out the sherry.  Woo!
Nice Mortlach. 
The nose has sherry and a little burnt wood, caramelized sugar. The palette continues and adds dried fruits and spice and little of that unique Mortlach tar flavor that no one else has.  This is one of the best Mortlachs I have had from an independent bottler -- not as complex as Flora and Fauna, but close.  And the price is great. 
Creamy texture, great nose.  Reminds me of a ponderosa forest. 

n: black roofing tar, evergreen pine, dried cherries, and smouldering wet heather. Floral with dry leather and berry jam; very inviting.


t: more delicious red dried fruits, and keeps the elements from the nose too. Very fruit forward, but there is spearmint, gummy tar, and a vanilla bean in there. Burnt sugar top on creme brulée. Quite deep in flavour and very savoury. The long, excellent finish is charred oak and spice. Great sherry cask selection on this one.

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