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Mortlach Rare Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle

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Mortlach
Rare Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
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Rare Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml
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.
Beverage type:
Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Alcohol Level:
43.4%
Bottle size:
750ml bottle Single
Product Origin:
Scotland
UPC code:
082000767145
Tastes like:
Apple
Herbs
Wood
Cinnamon
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About the brand
Established in 1823 by James Findlater in the wake of the Excise Act, on the site of an older illicit distillery, Mortlach was the first legal distillery in Dufftown. It was the only distillery in Dufftown until Glenfiddich was founded in 1887. Glenfiddich founder William Grant, worked at Mortlach distillery for 20 years previous to this. Back then the output was about 50 gallons per week and it was generally sold direct off the still in 9 or 10 gallon casks to the very few well-to-do local gentry who could afford it. The price was about 9\-per gallon duty paid. There were few roads of any consequence and delivery was usually by pack pony over the rough hill tracks. In its early years, between 1823 and 1853 the distillery passed from owner to owner, at one point even becoming a brewery. In 1853, engineer George Cowie, who had worked with Thomas Grainger and John Miller, joined John Gordon as owner of the distillery. In 1867 George Cowie became sole owner of the distillery. The Elgin Courant wrote in 1868 that "There is not perhaps a distillery in Scotland that has so many private customers as Mortlach from whisky spirits are sent not only over the three kingdom's to families, but to America, India, China and Australia, in all of whisky Mr Cowie has customers who prefer his distillation to all others". Born in 1861, Alexander Mitchell Cowie graduated in medicine from the University of Aberdeen before moving to Vienna and then Hong Kong. In 1896 when he found out his father was falling ill, Alexander returned to Dufftown and took control of the distillery. Working with the distillery architect Charles C Doig, Mortlach was expanded in 1897, the 2.81 distillation process was put into place and the railway siding known as the 'Strathspey line' linked it directly to Dufftown. The distillery also received electrical lighting in 1898 - one of the first in the area. Alexander became chairman of the North of Scotland Malt Distiller’s Association. In 1923 John Walker and Sons bought the distillery and much of its whisky was used in their blends. In 2014, owner Diageo launched four luxury single malts under the Mortlach name.
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Ratings & Reviews (21)
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Gregory Rivera
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Hot apples and pears on the button same on the sense of taste with somewhat nectar finish is predictable with the sense of taste long and I think the best piece of this whisky.
Posted on Sep 19th, 2020
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Brad Grenier
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This is the Mortlach for the patient. Separately along these lines it's zesty. There's an inclination of that Mortlach Christmas mince however this one was somewhat graceless on the zest. Unusually as it pretense it relaxes and sinks into a fine peppery natural product. Long completion.
Posted on Aug 27th, 2020
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Honorio Umaru
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The Flame broil Aberdeen
Posted on Aug 16th, 2020
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Maria Sultana
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Nose: New and energetic cowhide light natural product dainty nectar some sherry and a pinch of vanilla with a hearty weight. Some red berries and a trace of sandalwood. In general it's an oat driven nose however there is an unwanted spirity quality (this improves significantly with time and water see beneath). Sense of taste: Smooth sweet appearance. Malty and oat and some delicate warm flavors. Stewed organic products yet mellow with vanilla. The surface is pleasantly luxurious yet not rich or slick - in reality it's on the meager side. A smidgen of oak zest looks through yet it's bashful and there is a pinch of a metallic quality. Finish: Short. Sweet and somewhat fruity (dainty orange preserves?) however again rather ethanol/watery in the finale. This might be the Brute of Dufftown yet in this articulation the beast has been whipped into accommodation and binded in its enclosure. The nose has some great highlights however is damaged by an ethanol quality that gives it a character more like that of a mixed scotch than a solitary malt. Fortunately this generally passes over sooner or later resting in the glass and the expansion of several drops of water transmutes it further into a fragrant note practically like eau de cologne. On the sense of taste this whisky has a smooth passage however it appeared to me to need heave . You could never figure that it is 43.4% abv (it appears to be increasingly similar to 37%!). By and by the expansion of a scramble of water brings improvement as more fieriness (nearly harshness) comes out and the sense of taste expands. Anyway it never gains that recognizable Mortlach substantiality. In this articulation it's more similar to shaved lunch meeting ham than tracker's stew. This articulation affirms my feeling that Mortlach is best in free bottlings. Overlook this one and rather purchase the Gordon and MacPhail multi year or the flawless Maltman multi year. This isn't terrible whisky all things considered however comprehending what this refinery can do it's a relative disillusionment. It's superior to only average however in a similar way as a decent mix. Better than expected" : 3 stars"
Posted on Aug 15th, 2020
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Bryan Maseeh
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A decent purchase for $60 at a bargain. Unique cost appears to be ridiculous.
Posted on Aug 14th, 2020
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Tasting Notes
Nose
Sugary biscuits (maybe Nice biscuits), baked apple and crushed nuts. Fudge and herbal, leafy notes persist.
Taste
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.
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