Mortlach Special Release 2022 The Lure of the Blood Moon

Part of the Special Releases from Diageo, this is the 2022 bottling Mortlach ‘The Lure of the Blood Moon’. Legend has it, one fateful night the moon turned blood-red in the Mortlach sky and a mysterious alchemy came to pass. Deep inside the Mortlach stills, the blood moon’s seductive ruby richness and dark complexity transformed Mortlach itself with a rare and bewitching nature.
This Mortlach was finished in a combination of Virgin Oak, Tawny Port and Red Muscat wine casks enhancing its deep amber colour; bottled at cask strength.

    Nose:    Robust savoury, rich notes evoke a hearty cassoulet with haricots, tomatoes, spicy sausage, and crisp pork belly. Intriguing aromas of grape and red wine entwine with this meatiness then, as the nose develops, become more mineral.

    Taste:    Rich and smoothly mouth-filling in texture, while the deep and intense taste is sweetly fruity rather than meaty, and spicy-dry, as the virgin oak makes its presence felt. Magnificently lively, with a richly layered taste, in which hints of ginger lead a spicy dance.

    Finish:    Long and deeply impressive, with power, fruit and black pepper in perfect harmony, a spicy kick as it goes down and a warming glow spreading across the palate. Finally, the palate is left dry, bathed in a glorious afterglow.