Mortlach 10, 1989-1999, The Clydesdale Original, Cask No. 5146, 131/480, 60.5% abv.
The Clydesdale Original Scotch Whisky Co. Is a UK IB which started bottling in 1998.
Nose: fresh buttered rolls, grapes, white peppers, peppercorn. Gets vegetative after awhile.
Palate: honey texture, light old steamed lotus leaves and going bad pubescent tofu, back palate of slight toast, could feel the abv. Wet old steamed lotus leaves and young tofu dominate after a little bit. What did I just drink? Is this real? I think it turned... again.
Finish: moderate, pretty strong toast and wood, bordering old steamed lotus leaves. Abv kinda dominates.
Mostly just old steamed lotus leaves and young tofu, unfortunately nothing special; other than the high abv which imparts an uncontrollable warmth to my body. I guess now I know why Clydesdale never made it as an IB. I think everyone should try this to better understand the other end of the spectrum.
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