This Mortlach is unrelenting its robust flavor. Having been aged in a first fill sherry barrel, this malt picked up the perfect amount of sherry to complement its robust meaty character. On the nose, stewed meat, cooked plums, raisins, candied vanilla, dark chocolate and soft pepper. The taste explodes with red fruits, meat, pepper, raisins and plums. The finish is tingly with a nice balance of anise and pepper dancing with stewed raisins. Just an absolutely wonderful cask of Mortlach.