Nose has a more fruity edge, with nuttiness and a dusting of earth. We also found a slight oxidation aroma mingled with slight smoke, and tropical fruits. The palate is lush and round, with sherrie elements with the peat smoke wafting in the background. D&M Tasting Notes
The Mortlach distillery in Dufftown. Mortlach has been available on our shelves for several years from various independent bottlers, but recently Diegeo has chosen Mortlach as their new distillery of note for the luxury market. This began last year with a no age statement Rare and Old,which was neither of those things. Mortlach in the 21st century is aiming for “The Macallan” market with its luxury connoisseur prices. So as we often say, look to the independent bottlers for value.
Mortlach and the spirit it produces is highly unique in terms of distillery setup and its distillation process. If one were to go about setting up a distillery, unless it was designed by Rube Goldberg, Mortlach would not be the model distillery. There are three wash stills and three spirits stills of different sizes that are not paired up. Mortlach also has an anachronistic Larch Worm tubs system that sits on a platform outside the still house used to condense the spirit. Further more,Mortlach utilizes a partial triple distillation method similar to what is used by Springbank and Benrinnes. All of these departures from the norm come together to make a spirit that is pleasantly and decidedly unique. Diegeo is nearing completion of a Mortlach annex that replicates the “idiosyncratic,not state of the art,” process that is described above. So the good news for lovers of this spirit from Dufftown is that there will be more to go around, albeit at a higher price from Diegeo.
Mortlach 25 Yr Gordon & Macphail Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Brand: Mortlach
- Availability: Out of Stock
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- SKU #: 3619