Mortlach 18 yo
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Official bottlings of Mortlach have been few and far between in years past, but in 2014, that has changed. This is the 18 year old single malt Scotch whisky from Mortlach, released in 2014 as part of a new range from the distillery, alongside the Rare Old, the 25 Year Old and the travel retail exclusive Special Strength.
Matured in a combination of Sherry and refill American oak casks, the Mortlach 18 Year Old is presented in a very striking bottle, with fancy metal framework at its base.
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Mortlach Distillery is a producer of Scotch Whisky located in the whisky hot spot Dufftown. The whisky has traditionally been called “The Beast of Dufftown” because of its bold, uncompromising character. This contrasts with the more subtle apple and pear characters associated with Speyside single malts. Mortlach was founded in 1823 after the passing of the Excise Act by James Findlater, on the site of an older illicit still. It was the first legal distillery in Dufftown, and the only one in the town until Glenfiddich was established in 1887. A century after its creation it was bought by John Walker and Sons, whose brand is now owned by Diageo.
The decadent syrup and caramel notes develop on the palate, with oak, earthy tobacco and almonds adding depth. Tropical fruit notes give it a lively backbone.
Aroma: Delicate at first with the light fruity aroma of fresh green apples, giving way to a savoury core suffused with candied sweetness.
Taste: Cautious and creamy at first, with flashes of intense sweetness before an espresso coffee note develops.
Finish: Coating, with a sparkling bitter-sweetness as found in a traditional cloudy lemonade. Ultimately drying and warming.