Mortlach 18 (Signatory Vintage TWE Selection 1998/2016 Oloroso Sherry Finish) Review

This is an 18 year Mortlach that was selected by The Whisky Exchange. It was finished in an Oloroso sherry butt for 54 months before being bottled at 55.8% ABV.

Nose: Cherries, nice malty/sherry combo while coming off quite oak heavy for 18 years. A hint of acetone mixed among mineral oils with some banana appearing after a bit.

Palate: Strawberry hard candies with a thick sherry influnce – a tiny bit of farmy malt in the background mixed among the sherry fruit notes.

Finish: Cherry and cocoa notes linger.

Rating: 85/100

Value for the money: This can be bought from the TWE currently at around $125 (excluding shipping). I think that’s a pretty reasonable price for what you’re getting.

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