What's in a name? Mortlach 16 Year Old - Flora and Fauna whisky is called whisky because it's produced in Scotland. Were it from America it would be spelled Mortlach 16 Year Old - Flora and Fauna whiskey, rather than whisky.
The nose is quite fresh and floral, with developing smoke. Notes of rubber spearmint leaves and gentle smoke with a hint of warm kippers. The palate is very well-balanced and the flavours firm and full. Notes of heather root and gentle wafting smoke with toffee sweetness. Juicy and thoroughly chewy sultanas and mixed peels with a hint of amontillado. The finish is long and well-smoked with oaken warmth.
And there is my rating. one of the best.
26th February 2014
Have had the pleasure of drinking a few bottles of this stuff in the past couple of years. Really excellent dram. Big on the sherry and I got spiced fruit notes with the noticeable speyside citrus peel. Going out of stock now, prices have gone up and i feel lucky to have found this gem of a distillery.
As someone who usually goes for highland malts, I loved this scotch. Just a shame they export so little outside of Scotland itself. That said, I have seen other bottling companies do recaskings- up here in Canada I've seen Gordon and MacPhail (a somewhat common recasker/distributer up here) do a recasking of a Mortlach 15.
I just love this - glad I've two bottles in the cupboard
9th January 2014
Forgot to give a star rating to my review above titled - A beautiful dram
20th June 2013
A truly majestic experience, fully recommended. 92/100
I bought this as part of my haul from Scotland. Its so good, I wish it was sold in Canada.
23rd April 2013
WOW! this has been a big surprise cause i didn't expect this whisky was so great! It fills up the whole mouth and has an everlasting finish! there's life beyond peat! Richard (Spain)
5th March 2013
This was part of a 10 sample set and the first one we tried. Outstanding scotch with depth. Even the nose is overwhelming with a basket of scents.
31st July 2012
I was recently touring distilleries in Scotland and signed up for a connoisseurs tasting. This one was my winner. Brought some home and now I'm crying because I haven't been able to find it in the U.S.
26th August 2011
smooth,long,and delicious.discovered by me while on an assignment in keswick cumbria.long may it be available
7th April 2011
My absolute favorite, too bad it's not sold in Sweden, thank heaven for Master of Malt.
25th December 2010
And people buy Macallan over this? I, too, love Macallan, but this M16 takes the cake. Highly recommended!
5th December 2010
Wonderful. The best whisky I have drunk so far.
2nd September 2010
While I am not an expert by any means in the ways and means of Single Malt Scotch, in my 75 years on the planet, I cannot recall having enjoyed a wee dram of any other as last night when a friend shared opening of MORTLACH (16 yr)he picked up when visiting last week at the British Open. Absolutely the finest.....my compliments!!!!!
Tony Vydra, Fayetteville, PA, USA
4th August 2010
Almost as good as benrinnes 15 F&F!
9th May 2010