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Mortlach Rare Old

(50cl, 43.4%)

Mortlach Rare Old

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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.

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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Mortlach Rare Old Reviews

Mortlach rare old

An absolutely fantastic whisky

12th January 2019

Not the same old Mortlach, and a bit overpriced

I picked up a bottle "Rare Old" for old times' sake, having last had Mortlach about 15 years ago. That had been a beautifully rich and hearty dram, in the style for which Mortlach had become so well respected. I must confess that while I find the Rare Old a decent whisky, it lacks some of the depth of character that I remember. The bourbon and sherry finishes are evident, with demerera, raisins, and a zesty touch spice up the middle to add a bit of zing to the character. I must confess that the further I have delved into this bottle over the past week, the more it has grown on me. Perhaps once I re-set my expectations after a slight initial disappointment, I have allowed this malt to earn its own respect. But I would agree with another reviewer that the $94 I paid in Canada is still excessive.

15th April 2018

A fine Mortlach.

A nice dram....... on the nose toffee and dried fruit........ on the palate... caramel, marmalade, cream and a warm lingering finish.

3rd March 2018

Good flavour and medium after burn, pepper at a great level.

This was above good, but not great. Priced right in Scotland, but far too high in Canada.

21st July 2017

Solid whisky, if a little unrefined.

This is a nice entry level whisky from Mortlach. You can feel its lack of age statement and the reason it's not been given in the back of your throat as you drink this, it's a little harsh and unrefined, but nevertheless this is not a bad whisky! For the price, it's at this is a whisky I enjoy and I look forward to saving up to try some of the older expressions from Mortlach.

17th April 2017

all malts are good, some better than others

Smooth, sweet but not too sweet. mellow sugar cookies?

12th March 2017

No Info

When it says "old" it would be helpful if the quantified this statement with an ACTUAL age, otherwise it is meaningless marketing hype. I would consider buying a bottle of this if they were more honest about it's contents.

4th November 2016

Poor

Quite rough and little discernible flavour. Doesn't live up to the branding.

8th September 2016

Dr. Mcsheli

Fantastic!

28th May 2016

mike the barman

I had the privilege of being invited to the launch of Mortlach in Malta. The 10 year old was quite interesting good balance nice little bit of spice in the background.
The 25 year old was delicious, nice sherry notes with the typical Speyside fruitiness very enjoyable.
I wish I could afford a bottle. At least having the chance to taste it was special.

18th January 2016

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