A closed distillery that comes with cult status, and rightly so. I drove around the area once trying to find remains of it only to find a Curry’s et al. I’ve had just half a dozen expressions from Glen Mhor and they’ve all been excellent, some really excellent [WLP95].
N: With an oily weight on pouring, this initially seems bolder than it really is. The nose talks of a subtly husky pickle, jelly, and [Gewurtztraminer] dessert wine-sweetness with heathery/herbal honeyed overtones and a quiet drifting smouldering thread – dreamy stuff. There’s so much here for me to gorge over including musty dates, Demerara sugar over hot milky porridge, red wine sweet > > Bovril-y < mushroom jus,… but it’s definitely me coming to it, not the other way around. This, for a treasure hunter, is one of those special and memorable nosing highlights. Let’s dive on in.
T: Soft/mellow aromatically peppery-tannic-sweet with malty-dry old books, beginnings of OBE,.. I had hoped for more umami action on the palate which appears reserved only for the nose, but a few more sips in and the murky aromas of old wine & sherry cellars [not that I’ve been to many], begin to sing as do some of the indescribable faint fruity complexities that begin to emerge. Give me a bottle and I’ll tell you more about it!
F: Though not that short, it ends all too soon for me. With a softly softly approach and the subtlest encapsulated smoke wisps attached, it finishes like a dreamy-dry olive-tannin & wine-like old skool sherry – dry bitter-sweet sherry – or perhaps a bone-dry old cognac that still has a few words of wisdom to impart.
C: One gentle dram that reveals it’s secrets if you ask really nicely. Yet another very special Glen Mhor.