Mortlach is a single malt that holds a special place in my heart. While my recent sensitivity to sulfur pretty much renders me unable to enjoy most sherry-influenced spirits these days, I can still remember the days when I first tried and enjoyed sherried Mortlachs bottled by independent bottlers
While not the most impressive Islay that I have ever drank, it is safe to say that this bottle could be a worthwhile purchase for some that want to create a bench of some well-aged spirits. In terms of the bottle’s origins, there are indeed some trademark Laphroaig elements present throughout the tasting.
In the name of experimentation, as a way to kick-start a conversation, and as a way of talking about something that frankly occupies my mind quite a bit, here’s a before-and-after-COVID-19 review of three whiskies.
I have tried several different bottlings from North Star and have yet to be disappointed. Less than £50 for cask strength single malt whisky with a 12-year age statement is pretty fantastic in my book.
For those unable to locate Springbank and Kilkerran whiskeys (or unwilling to undergo the exertions necessary to secure them), this Glen Scotia should occupy the place reserved for Campbeltown malts in a home bar.