Mortlach 1978 Cask 992 Private Collection
70cl / 50.4% abv
Mortlach 1978 Cask 992 Private Collection Description
A grand, huge single malt coming through. Make way for this Mortlach 43 Year Old, bottled in the Private Collection series by Gordon & Macphail. This was matured for 43 years in a refill American hogshead cask, being laid to slumber gently since February 1978 and only being taken out in April 2021. This monumental aging has imparted a fantastic array of terrifically Speyside qualities. Only 96 bottles of this exist in the world, and each arrives at 50.4% abv in a splendid presentation case.
Nose: poached pears, roasted hazelnuts, dried banana, crystallised violets.
Palate: rich tropical fruit flavours, aniseed, milk chocolate, cracked pepper, Seville orange, mature oak.
Finish: medium bodied finish, toasted almonds, red apples.