Mortlach 12 Year Old Premier Barrel (Douglas Laing)
The Douglas Laing and Co Premier Barrel range, in their cracking ceramic decanters, have had a makeover recently but this older bottling of Mortlach 12 Year old came to me as a sample from my son who sourced a bottle at auction.
This is filled with those typical, good sherry cask note, theres some real treacle goodness and lots of the notes that gave Mortlach the "Beast of Dufftown" name. This is a hugely tasty dram and very much one that is easy to drink and reminds me of why Mortlach is seriously tasty.
This bottle might be difficult to source and only available at auctions or sitting on a shelf at the back of a small retailer somewhere.
You can get others from this range though from specialists like Master of Malt.
Oh this is lovely, rich and robust, thick dark treacle on a doughy gentle scones, tasty raisins and dried apricots, beeswax furniture polish, gentle mahogany furniture notes, hints of unroasted coffee beans, some gentle green wood notes.
Initially it comes across very gentle, then it grows, the fruits, dried apricot and sticky honey, coming in first before a layer of that dark treacle and doughy scones once again takes over and pushes it to a more interesting place. Some gentle wood spices arrive also and last on the palate.
Fruits, treacley, wood spices that last
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