Mortlach 14 yo 1998/2013 (46%, The Maltman, bourbon cask, cask #10998, 376 bottles) Colour: straw. Nose: sweeter, fruitier, gentler, with tangerines, nectar, light honey, vanilla fudge, beeswax… It’s rather un-Mortlach, and quite Glenmorangie-ish, how bizarre. Nice nose, though… Mouth: more body this time, more sooty acridness, more grassy tobacco, more leather… In short, more Mortlach. A good, solid Mortlach. Overripe apples, acacia honey, a little green tea, also. Finish: medium, with some ginger and chalk, then vanilla and apple juice. The bourbon wood may have smoothened it up a bit. Comments: goody good, that’s all I can say. Apologies.SGP:451 - 83 points.