The Beast of Dufftown from Signatory Vintage, distilled in 2009 and matured in two hogsheads fro 12 years. Mortlach is normally known for being a big, heavy, meaty spirit, a large portion of which bulks out the Johnnie Walker blend. This particular expression shows a more light, fruity and buttery style from the distillery. A spicey and sweet nose, buttery hot cross buns, caramel and green apples. Tasting of rich apple Tarte Tatin, warm spices of cinnamon and clove, vanilla poached pears and a soft herbal finish.