Cask type: Refill Sherry Hogshead.
Cask number: 3019
Date of distillation: 21.05.1957
Date of bottling: 21.05.2007
Bottling strength: Bottled at cask strength 41,7 % ABV.
Colour: Burnished amber with a golden glow.
Nose: Soft and fresh red fruits. Dark cherries and juicy apples glazed with icing sugar and cinnamon. Some orange and chocolate aromas hide beneath the initial red fruits. A smooth fragrance of viols and very old fortified wines, -Tawny port and dry Oloroso sherry, lingers for a long time.
Taste: Sweet orange and malted barley sugar nourishes the palate. Then soft dry Latakia tobacco leaves, mulled apple wine, pine resins and dusty peppercorns. Dry and oily apricots, hazelnuts and sweet slightly dry sherry oak, slowly finish this aphrodistic malt whisky.
Comment: Surprisingly fruity, smooth and mouth filling. The whisky coats the palate and tickles the salivary gland with great euphoriant effect.
This is a perfect image of elegance, long selective maturation and thoughtfulness.
The picture doesn’t represent the actual bottling. However PING V is delivered in a similar bottle, packed in an exclusive gift box with tasting notes etc.
The cask was warehoused at Mortlach distillery until 16.08.1982 then moved to Elgin. The cask was filled at 10.9 degrees overproof, meaning it was filled at 110.9 degrees proof, which equates to 63.4 % ABV. The cask originally contained 54½ bulk gallons, which equates to 247¾ litres.
About Mortlach distillery
Mortlach’s main claim to fame is that it was the first of seven distilleries to be built in and around Dufftown. The distillery operates a unique distillation process which distills the spirit 2½ times. This, combined with the worm tubs used to condense the spirit, give the whisky the complexity for which it is renowned. This also makes the whisky suitable for longer ageing. Unlike most distilleries in Scotland, Mortlach was given permission to remain in production during most of World War II. Gordon & MacPhail have stocks of the rare war years whisky.