Mortlach Special Release 2023 The Katana’s Edge

Part of the Special Releases 2023 ‘Spirited Xchange’ from Diageo, this is the Mortlach Single Malt called ‘The Katana’s Edge’. This release was inspired from the flavours of Japan and finished partly in ex-Kanosuke Japanese whisky casks. To add balance to the sweetness, ex-pinot noir casks were used to finish the remaining part of the whisky. It was bottled at cask strength.

    Nose:    Mild and fresh overall, with fruity top notes of ripe melon and pear that suggest boiled sweets dusted with icing sugar, then fruit pastilles and jellies. Savoury hints of leather and spice underpin the fruit.

    Taste:    Rich, thick and smoothly mouth-filling in texture, with a deep, fruity and rich taste that is at once sweet and gently savoury. Lively throughout, it has an appealing dry spiciness.

    Finish:    Long, dry, spicy and warm of heart, with a lingering sweet-savoury intensity and a fruity aftertaste that is lightly mouth-cooling.