This is a 21 year Mortlach that was matured in a sherry cask, selected by Binny’s, and bottled at 52.8% ABV.
Nose: Bananas, toffee, fruity/light sherry, slightly briny and grassy malt with a nutty profile.
Palate: Musty oak begins to overpower the sherry as it dries out. The malt retains some nutty and farmy qualities on the palate.
Finish: Not much here – dry oak, fades quickly, malt turns waxy before fading.
Rating: 80/100 – Mortlach can be very hit or miss for me, but the floor for their misses are higher than a lot of other distilleries. This isn’t a bad dram, but it’s quite simple and leaves you wanting more – especially on the palate/finish.
Value for the money: This retailed around $100 I believe, and that’s a pretty decent price for a 21 year malt.