This is a 24 year Mortlach that was matured in a Sherry Butt and bottled at 51.6% ABV.
Nose: Clean malt with a minimal sherry influence – this cask must have been on its last legs. Slight banana and apple cider with slightly rancid butter.
Palate: Faint tobacco mixed with a sulphury sherry, damp oak, sour malt, pineapple juice, and some butyric acid.
Finish: Acidic and sour here with some funky oak.
Rating: 76/100 – Guessing this cask was pretty tapped out by this point – a bit too heavy on the sour/acid notes for me throughout.
Value for the money: I think this retailed between $120-$150, and I’d pass on it since I’m not a fan. However, that’s not a bad price in general for a Signatory cask strength malt of this age.