Whiskyreview #74 Mortlach ‘Freshly Cut Grass’ (Wemyss Malts) 46%

This  time I’ve tried a single cask bottling from Wemysstumblr_inline_mqzak63zo51qz4rgp Malts. The distillery is Mortlach, and the puncheon cask that once held these precious drops of whisky held it for 20 long years (1990 – 2010).

On the nose: Buttery toffee, baked apples and cinnamon and loads of pears. Very summery and refreshing. Almost like a fruity sorbet, with lemon(peel?) and creamy vanilla notes. Water brings out more sorbet, very fresh and fruity.. really smells like summer. With time I’m getting wet grass, more pears, with a thicker more syrupy toffee note.

On the palate: Pretty crisp, sweet and citric. Similar to lemonade with hints of ginger in it. Also getting canned fruits. With water – creamier, a bit more spices. Hints of fruit syrup. In the finish, again, I’m getting hints of ginger as well as baked pears. It’s long and sweet, soft and gentle.

Delicious stuff this, very fresh and fruity. A positive surprise. If I could rename it though, I would call it ”baked pears with caramel sauce”, as I found the pears and toffee notes much more prominent than the grassy stuff.

86/100 points

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