Mortlach 1995 ‘Stem Ginger Preserve’ (Wemyss)


Mortlach 1995 - Wemyss MaltsMortlach 1995 ‘Stem Ginger Preserve’ (46%, Wemyss Malts 2014, hogshead, 303 btl.)

Nose: a really interesting mix of fruity notes (sweet apple, rhubarb and even hints of banana) with oily notes (sunflower oil). Barley sugar. Sugared mint leaves. Honey glaze and vanilla. Fairly round and fat with a bright fruitiness. I like.

Mouth: again round and mouth-coating. Lots of pear juice and pear drops, a bit of kirsch and pineapple. Honey and barley sugar. Very good, thick spirit. Evolves on grassier notes with hints of salty liquorice. Ah, and quite some ginger indeed.

Finish: long, half fruity, half grassy, with a peppery touch and a touch of wood.

Similar to the Mortlach 1995 bottled for Fulldram, which is a great reference of course. I’m not the biggest fan of Mortlach in general, but I really appreciate this. Around € 100.

Score: 86/100