This is a 24 year Mortlach that was matured in an ex-bourbon cask and bottled at 49.7% ABV.
Nose: Loads of honey and pepper up front with brown sugar and lilacs following. Muted tart berries and vanilla in the background.
Palate: Funky, farmy Mortlach profile with dried hay, fresh dirt, honey oak, a dash of salt, and red apples.
Finish: Turns quite peppery again with the farm notes lasting.
Value for the money: This retailed for $220 which is too steep for this expression. I’d be a buyer closer to $150 or so.