Part of Diageo's Special Releases for 2020, a single malt from the Mortlach distillery in Speyside. Distilled in 1999, matured in small batches then carefully finished in Pedro Ximenez and Oloroso-seasoned casks before being bottled in 2020. A total of 7,692 bottles were produced. Bottled at a natural cask strength of 56.9%. (Bottle size 750ml)
Nose: Rich, dried fruits, and beneath this fresh-baked buttered scones, perhaps spread with lime marmalade. Becoming lightly savoury and meaty but retaining notes of citrus.
Palate: Mild for its strength and smooth in texture, immediately sweet overall with dried fruits, then intense and savoury with chili pepper. Drying overall, with rich tannins.
Finish: Endless and impressive, with the fruit and savoury notes in balance and a warming glow.