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Mortlach 12 Year Old

(70cl, 43.4%)

Mortlach 12 Year Old

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Mortlach 12 Year Old Bottling Note

This is a 12 year old single malt produced at the Mortlach distillery in Speyside, unveiled in 2018 as part of a trio (including a 16 Year Old and a 20 Year Old). This particular expression features the subtitle The Wee Witchie, which comes from the name of the tiny still that distils a portion of the whisky. It's drawn from bourbon and sherry casks, and packs a hearty punch of meaty Mortlach-y malt at its core, supported by dried fruit and toffee notes.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Damson, toasted almond, cinder toffee and heavy barley.

Palate: Warming oak and soft raisins, with a bit of olive oil salinity mixed in.

Finish: A bit jammy, a bit nutty, some lingering citrus oils cutting through.

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Mortlach 12 Year Old Reviews

June 30 2020

This gets mixed reviews but I find this very nice and smooth the price about heavy but would buy again

30th June 2020

Disappointing bland

When the most remarkable thing about a whisky turns out to be the shape of the bottle you know you're in trouble. It's not that there's anything fundamentally wrong about this expression, it's just that it's distinctly underwhelming with not a lot happening in the mouth and very little in the way of finish. I was disappointed, especially given the number of positive reviews.

8th June 2020

A great value for money

A great value for money whisky. One of the best 12 years.

23rd May 2020

Are we drinking the same thing?

Heard a lot about Mortlach so opted for a bottle...disappointing is an understatement. Nose is mild and without much by means of interest, palate is incredibly mundane and very cheap tasting, finish is decent but again one dimensional. I've tasted blended malts way cheaper that are way better, this stuff is poor and I could not recommend it to anyone. So much better out there at this price but, even if this was 10% of its current retail, I still wouldn't buy it again.

23rd May 2020


Bit disappointed by this one, as it clearly has colorant added (the colour is as convincing as a certain President’s tan) and also is chill-filtered. I disagree with those who fins the texture full and rich, it is on the thin side in my opinion.

Taste is OK, smell even better. Especially after 15-20 minutes in the glass it opens up nicely. Easy on the water as it gets too thin too quickly.

Mortlach should skip the fake colour and chill-filtration and they would have a far better product.

21st May 2020

The Beast of Dufftown!

Delicious! Sweet & oily. Rich 12, spicy holiday flavors. Raisins and toffee. Nice body, def not light in consistency. Mortlach is thick and heavy by volume. One of the best.

28th March 2020

Better than Macallan

I had a little tasting comparison session last evening - Mortlach 12 v Macallan 12 - and the Mortlach won hands down! Even better since I bought the Mortlach in the MoM sale for £39. I know some people (and I know a few of them) are willing to part with silly money just because it says Macallan on the label but in my opinion - and I know all this is very subjective - they should pay less for a better dram.

29th November 2019

Astonishing for a 12 year old

I've only ever had the rare old expression of Mortlach ( which is one of my all time favorites) so to see something with an age statement from them I couldn't resist and I am glad I got this. The nose is rich and inviting with lots of cinnamon/raisin, the palate is glorious so much character, nutty , spicy, oaky and even a little bit smoky with a lovely raisin and orange marmalade finish leaving an oily feel in your mouth. For a 12 year old Speyside whisky it doesn't get much better than this I am really loving this bottle gonna have to go get another for just $ 50 totally worth it. Thanks Mortlach !Cheers! The Sugarbear

9th October 2019

Try it

Delicious. Didn't take long to Polish off. Ordering another. Bold but smooth

19th August 2019

Mortlach is back, Smooth & Sweet!!!

~EXCELLENT~ 12 year old Speyside malt whisky, Impressively presented *Full Sized* decanter

27th July 2019

Great if you like the lighter sweeter whisky (but still a complex flavour )

Love the caramel colour. I tend to the lighter sweeter whiskeys so this is made for me. Can definitely tell the damson and raises on the palette. Oak tast. Cant’ put my finger on the finish but smooth enough . I’d say a little vanilla on the pallet as well. Lovely tipple.

28th June 2019

Smooth and satisfying

This is an exquisitely smooth tipple. I'm a recent convert from Islay to Speyside, and I can't recommend this variety more highly. It is a perfect example of quality scotch at it's best.

21st May 2019

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