Review #1454 – 1995 Mortlach 22 Year Old Faultline First Fill Sherry Butt Cask Strength

The Schtick: This is an independent bottling of Mortlach distillate by Faultine – an in house brand for KLWines. It was matured in a first fill sherry cask, and was bottled at cask strength with no coloring or filtration.

Review #1454 | Scotch Review #497

Distiller: Mortlach

Bottler: KLWines

Brand: Faultline

Selection: N/A

ABV: 53.3% ABV

Age: 22 Years

Nose: Sweet syrupy and rich – nutty sherry, toffee, wine sweetness, fig, date, stewed fruits.

Taste: Medium mouth feel. Some heat. Sweet fig, date, sulphuric, nice oak. Heat grows over time.

Finish: Long but hot and sulphur forward.

Overall: Nose and palate are good but things go south in the finish. A good price for the stats on this bottle, but I’m not thrilled with how the quality stacks up. I’d save my dollars, personally.

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Rank: 5

3 Most Recent Mortlach Expressions I Have Reviewed:



1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.

2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.

3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.

4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.

5 | Good | Good, just fine.

6 | Very Good | A cut above.

7 | Great | Well above average

8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.

9 | Incredible | An all time favorite

10 | Perfect | Perfect

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