Wemyss Malts - Gorse Heath - Mortlach

Wemyss Malts has an exclusive single cask bottling for the Kingsbarns Distillery called Gorse Heath. It is from the Mortlach Distillery, distilled in 1998 and in total 16 year old, 290 bottles produced at 46%.

The nose is waxy and carriers notes of fresh green apples and wood. Soft leather, green tea leaves, some other fruits and sweet vanilla. Has a bit more greener and fresher notes like pomolo and oranges. The palate has lots of more ripe fruit and sweet notes then the nose first gives off. Sweet honeyed red apple, banana, red summer fruits and light note of cassis in the back with leather. Has some dryness of wood and soft spices like nutmeg also in it.

Medium length finish, sweet and vanilla. The nutmeg dryness from the palate and the bit waxy feeling from the nose linger on on the finish. It is sweet and fruity, some fresh and dried fruits, and lots of honey notes also. But between the nose and palate seems to be something not really "connecting" ? Lovely dram, and scoring it an 7,5 out of 10, but something is missing... This is that kind of whisky I think that you need to have a couple of drams off and it just keeps growing. It has more to show I think then I am seeing now with this sample. Thanks Kingsbarns Distillery for the opportunity to try out this expression! Need to have me another taste of this one for sure! 

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