Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Bottled by: Gordon & MacPhail 70cl / 46%
It's always a pleasure to see a Gordon & MacPhail Mortlach, and this new 25-year-old in the Distillery Labels series looks like a belter. Mortlach is one of those distilleries that have defined Gordon & MacPhail, just as they themselves have helped define the ideal character of this distillery in the minds of many single malt fans.
G&M have upped the strength of this 2021 release Distillery Labels Mortlach 25-Year-Old to 46% (recent previous batches were bottled at 43%), giving a welcome bump to the flavour intensity of what was already an excellent whisky.
Gordon & MacPhail and Mortlach have a remarkable symbiosis. There's certainly no question that Gordon & MacPhail's Mortlach has always comfortably outclassed Diageo's mediocre and overpriced official bottlings.
Gordon & MacPhail
Nose: Rich sherry aromas combine with fruitcake.
Palate: Autumnal spices and undertones of orange compliment summer berries.
Finish: A long, lingering finish of almonds.