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.