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Mortlach Rare Old

(50cl, 43.4%)
$79.90
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Mortlach Rare Old Bottling Note

The first release from the new range of Mortlach single malts is the Mortlach Rare Old, which comes from a mixture of Sherry and bourbon casks. Those familiar with Mortlach through the Flora and Fauna release might know Mortlach as a bit of a Sherry monster, but this new bottling brings to light a complex, warming and spicy side of Mortlach's personality.
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Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Sugary biscuits (maybe Nice biscuits), baked apple and crushed nuts. Fudge and herbal, leafy notes persist.

Palate: Rich and full of palate entry, with spicy notes of cinnamon sticks and oak. Then there's vanilla, raisin and biscuit-y notes paired with dark jam (Jammy Dodgers?). That leafy, earthy note from the nose continues on the palate too.

Finish: Warm and drying with cinnamon, pepper and vanilla.

Overall: A top start to the new range of Mortlach single malts.

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    User Reviews of the Mortlach Rare Old

    Not up usual Mortlach standard

    A bit youngish - not up to standard

    18th February 2015

    Mortlach

    has everything i appreciate from the speyside style, its rich and fruity, just rolls of the tounge leaving the sherry notes for you to savor, well done!

    22nd December 2014

    Is it mortlek?

    Has everything of that sweet and fruity Speyside style that i like, the sherry notes comes through in the finish and lingers pleasantly for a while. It feels very round and smooth, wonder how the older releases tastes with this being a no-age statement. Well done!

    21st December 2014

    A sensational whisky

    What a treat. I've been a big fan of independently bottled Mortlach in the past and this now right up there not just in terms of Mortlach but whisky as a whole. Aligned with a hugely expressive nose and concentration to die for this is just so so complex. Every sniff and taste unlocks new aromas and flavours. It opens up with lots of nutty, spicy notes with sweet cinnamon and orange marmalade. Toffee ice cream and toasty notes follow through on the palate, with damson fruit and a little smoky oak. Where this is just so clever is that there are real hi-lights of citrus fruit and floral notes through the mid weight aromas and finishing with some of the deeper richer notes. All in all it's a pretty complete whisky. I see no weakness here - it is just sensational.

    21st December 2014

    Mortlach Rare Old

    A very smooth pudding of a whisky. The nose has pine, lavender, vanilla, and toffee. Palate is spicy with cinnamon and clove moving to sweet creme brûlée with blackberry compote. The finish has bold pepper and nigella at first and a creamy nutmeg and soft sweetness at the end. Really excellent

    21st December 2014

    Finally

    I keep a list of whiskys that I have yet to try and I finally got this. I was very impressed by the bottle design and the box they packed it in. none like it. even the opening is bigger than others with a meaty cork on. really made opening it especially delightful.
    I admit that I am not sure of the age, but I have to say, it tasted quite mature. i have had Macallan 18 and Balvenie 21 and the palate is almost as crisp. poured it neat and it is a bit sweet but still complex. there is a hint of honey, little nutty, but the finish has complexity. the nose was quiet delightful. at 80 dollar US I think this is a bargain.

    21st December 2014

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