Nose: Oh, I expected something completely different. Smells like a Glentauchers with short bourbon barrel aging and a short sherry finish Like this one here: WID 99953. Woodruff, Almdudler, unripe sweet cherries, unripe cranberries, ripe cornel cherries. He doesn't sting, that's a good thing.
Palate: The alcohol is well integrated - but: Wow, he's young. 5 years, I would say. Nice newmake with a sherry influence. Italian white bread, olive oil, unripe cranberries, peanuts, solvents. That's not a sherry bomb, that's Mortlach almost naked. Maybe that's why it's sexy.
Finish: surprisingly long with notes of new make and ripe cornel cherries.
Conclusion: Well ... I expected a strong sherry. Especially after the base ratings and comments. I got ... well. A very young whisky, easy to drink, fun, and almost exemplary for the distillery character.
Edit: When I smell it more precisely, I also have nuances that I usually know from over 20 malts. New leather & green tea herb. Strange, this malt. Perhaps two ex-bourbon barrels with a three-year old and a half-empty barrel with a twenty-year old Mortlach were tipped into the finish barrel. That would also explain why the alcohol is so well integrated. Next time a bigger share of older whisky, thank you.