Mortlach 18 Year Old Speyside single malt Scotch whisky

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Produced by: Mortlach Distillery
Owned by: Diageo plc
UK distribution by: Diageo Great Britain
UK trade PR by: Cognis Public Relations

Whisky - Speyside single malt cocktail recipes

Whisky - Speyside single malt cocktail recipes
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alc./vol: 43.4%

Proof: 86.8°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: 18 years

Product of: Product of United Kingdom United Kingdom

Released in August 2014, this Mortlach is a blend of malts aged for a minimum of 18 years in three different types of casks: European oak sherry seasoned butts, American oak hogsheads and European oak refill casks.
The choice of the unusual 43.4% bottling strength was inspired by vintage labels stating 86.8 proof for export to the USA.

Review and Tasting

Sampled on 23/08/2014


Clear, golden amber with coppery tones.


Pungent sherry, dried fruit and boiled sweets with faint charcoal and toffee apple. Very light spice, ripe plum, toasted walnut and faint flamed orange zest. Water reveals green apple skin and vanilla.


Wonderfully rich dried fruit and apricot jam with balancing Christmassy spice, dry oak/sandalwood and earthy nuttiness. Notes of cacao, especially with water. Takes water well.


Burnt fruitcake and warming spice with apricot jam.

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