Official bottlings of Mortlach have been few and far between in years past, but in 2014, that has changed. This is the 18 year old single malt Scotch whisky from Mortlach, released in 2014 as part of a new range from the distillery, alongside the Rare Old, the 25 Year Old and the travel retail exclusive Special Strength. Matured in a combination of Sherry and refill American oak casks, the Mortlach 18 Year Old is presented in a very striking bottle, with fancy metal framework at its base.
Nose: Nutty at first, followed by vibrant spices - think ginger and cinnamon - paired with fresh green apples and lemon zest. Lyle's Golden Syrup and toffee pennies too.
Palate: The decadent syrup and caramel notes develop on the palate, with oak, earthy tobacco and almonds adding depth. Tropical fruit notes give it a lively backbone.
Finish: Citrus, mocha and more tobacco notes last.
Winner of Gold at the 2017 San Francisco World Spirits Competition