Welcome to the Straightbourbon.com Forums.
Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 34
  1. #1
    Moderator
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    West of the Rockies
    Posts
    2,579

    Foreign Whisky of the Month - 05/2014: Mortlach

    Another Malt that many love sherried, the Foreign Whisky of the Month of May is Mortlach.

    I'll talk about one I have open soon, surprisingly I do not believe it is sherry, but a single bourbon cask from SMWS.

    Cheers!
    C

    "everybody defamates from miles away
    but face to face
    they haven't got a thing to say"

  2. #2
    Guru
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    PacNW
    Posts
    2,269

    Re: Foreign Whisky of the Month - 05/2014: Mortlach

    Quote Originally Posted by Virus_Of_Life View Post
    Another Malt that many love sherried, the Foreign Whisky of the Month of May is Mortlach.

    I'll talk about one I have open soon, surprisingly I do not believe it is sherry, but a single bourbon cask from SMWS.

    Cheers!
    Thanks VoL! Oh man... I think I need a sample swap!
    ¡Geaux Tigers! - ¡Visca el Barça!

    "Really though, my hands are sore. The tool was doing it's thing with a flex hose." -Barrel_Proof

  3. #3
    Virtuoso
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Chicago 'burbs
    Posts
    1,084

    Re: Foreign Whisky of the Month - 05/2014: Mortlach

    I have three Mortlachs open: G&M 15yo 43%, 1991 Signatory 18yo CS Binny's barrel and a 1990 Hart Bros 12yo 46%. The Hart Bros was only recently opened, and while it started off with a huge, sherry syrup nose, the palate was definitely closed off. The G&M gets better and better the more air it gets and has evolved a richness that makes me forget its only 43%. The Signatory has the most concentrated flavor and a great balance of sherry wood and Mortie malt.

    People talk about meat in regards to Mortlach. I haven't really experienced this. I get a meatiness, but that's more of a textural note relating to mouthfeel than a savory meat thing. Generally speaking, I get more cocoa and spice, vanilla and tin and a nice fatty mouthfeel on them. What I've had is delicate and nuanced but with a depth of flavor that satisfies. I've been meaning to take more formal notes on them. I'll get on it.
    "A man comes from the dust and in the dust he will end-- In the meantime it is good to drink whiskey."
    -->WhiskeyWonka<--

  4. #4
    Connoisseur
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    St. Paul, MN
    Posts
    881

    Re: Foreign Whisky of the Month - 05/2014: Mortlach

    Quote Originally Posted by ChainWhip View Post
    Thanks VoL! Oh man... I think I need a sample swap!
    Mortlach is a good choice for FWotM! I can open up one of my bottles...and dig into the latter part of a sample that I've been nursing.
    Tequila Tourist - Blog & Reviews
    Tequila Tourist on Facebook

    There's the right way, the wrong way and the Max Power Way!

  5. #5
    Bourbonian Of The Year 2013 and Guru
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Just East of the Big Chicken, GA
    Posts
    6,028

    Re: Foreign Whisky of the Month - 05/2014: Mortlach

    GBS will continue our dive into the malt world with our next meetup on the 17th. We'll ravage and plunder Bruce's Mortlach collection and report back on our impressions...Will their MD be the next to Hold the Phone?...
    JOE

    Wag more.
    Bark less.

    "Every bottle is its own learning experience." -- Sensei Ox-sama

  6. #6
    Guru
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    PacNW
    Posts
    2,269

    Re: Foreign Whisky of the Month - 05/2014: Mortlach

    Does anybody know which Johnnie Walker expressions utilize Mortlach?
    ¡Geaux Tigers! - ¡Visca el Barça!

    "Really though, my hands are sore. The tool was doing it's thing with a flex hose." -Barrel_Proof

  7. #7
    Advanced Taster
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Columbus, OH
    Posts
    213

    Re: Foreign Whisky of the Month - 05/2014: Mortlach

    Just ordered 2 bottles of 16Yr bottled by Whisky Broker.

  8. #8
    Advanced Taster
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Chicago Burbs
    Posts
    130

    Re: Foreign Whisky of the Month - 05/2014: Mortlach

    I've actually never tried Mortlach. Binny's has some interesting CS selections that I've passed up a million times. I'll have to remember to pick one up next time.

  9. #9
    Connoisseur
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Seattle Area
    Posts
    526

    Re: Foreign Whisky of the Month - 05/2014: Mortlach

    Tonight I'm going to pop one of the Mortlach F&F bottles that a friend sold me. It will likely be the youngest mortlach I've tried, looking forward to it!

  10. #10
    Enthusiast
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    MN
    Posts
    279

    Re: Foreign Whisky of the Month - 05/2014: Mortlach

    Quote Originally Posted by ChainWhip View Post
    Does anybody know which Johnnie Walker expressions utilize Mortlach?
    I have read in a couple places that Talisker and Mortlach are the major components in Black Label
    -SOB-

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Foreign Whisky of the Month - 01/2014: Glen Garioch
    By Virus_Of_Life in forum Foreign Whiskey
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 08-13-2014, 14:10
  2. Foreign Whisky of the Month - 04/2014: Glendronach
    By Virus_Of_Life in forum Foreign Whiskey
    Replies: 43
    Last Post: 05-09-2014, 23:23
  3. Replies: 66
    Last Post: 04-18-2014, 21:17
  4. Foreign Whisky of the Month - 02/2014: ..... ?
    By Virus_Of_Life in forum Foreign Whiskey
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 02-25-2014, 15:35
  5. Foreign Whisky of the Month - 01/2014 - ???
    By MtnDew in forum Foreign Whiskey
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 01-05-2014, 12:23

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Back to top