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SMWS 76.74 Mortlach 14yo | 55.8% | Speyside
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Distillery Info
Mortlach Distillery, Scotland     founded: 1823 | active
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Meet Deets
Meet #53   |   30/07/14   |   Hosted by SMWS
A bit of an unofficial meet but 4 of the club (including a returning Sas) went to SMWS Queen Street for the 'Society Share' tasting - choosing 3 rare cask end bottles to finish off and take home.
Other bottles sampled:
#104 SMWS 120.5 | SSWC review 53b
#105 SMWS 129.2 | SSWC review 53c
Stewed apricots, a date slice, cinnamon, marzipan, candied almonds and a bit of Simon's Mother's fruit cake (I think this will apply to most Mum's fruitcakes). That sweet fruity cakeyness was complemented by the opening of mahogany chest of drawers and stitching the antique to the sweet, some Werther's Originals. The nose was our favourite part of this.
Toffee, sweet, "mmm", simple sugars, oily, carrot cake and an orange ice lolly. It was perhaps a bit too simple, although it was very sweet and drinkable. A bit like what candy floss is to food.

  A really rich colour made for a swee tstart to proceedings.
Finish & Comments
It finished with a candy casing, some leather and petrol , a slight, drying Oloroso thing at the end. There was also bitterness, florals, some tea tannins and hibiscus. Apparently, there was slight war on the tongue, with S&M toy soldiers.. I'm not too sure where that came from.
~£102 (70cl)
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We've always scored out of 10 in our group (see number in red box, below), with scores regularly given across that spectrum. The value out of 100 below is adjusted to the scale most commonly used for whisky reviews, to allow for better comparison.

82 / 100

Average score

Detailed scores (out of 10)
Liz: 7.4
Phil: 7
Saskia: 7.1
Shelley: 6.4
Tasting Game Points (out of 0)
No scores available.


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