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Mortlach 16 Year Old

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750 ml
  • Distiller's Dram


    The Mortlach Distillery is located in the historic burgh of Dufftown, a small town of less then 1700 but home to several prominent distelleries. Mortlach Distillery was founded in 1823, by one James Findlater on the site of what was previously an illegal operation. Mortlach was the first legally licensed producer in what would come to be known as the, "Whisky Capital of the World."


    Mortlach is known for its somewhat unusual distillation process. The house has 6 stills, each of which has a different size and shape, and each of which was added at a different time in Mortlach's history. They combine to render what Mortlach calls a "2.81 distillation process."


    Water arrives from the Dykehead Catsvraig, in the Conval Hills of Speyside. Mortlach's barley — also from Speyside — is unpeated. Though known for maturation in Sherry casks, Mortlach has in recent years, introduced ex-Bourbon American oak to their warehouses.


    The history of Mortlach is an honorable one of tradition, innovation, and engineering.


    The 16 year old single malt was unveiled in 2018 as part of a trio (including a 12 Year Old and a 20 Year Old). It is a rich and sherried expression, well balanced with a mix of first-fill and refill sherry casks giving a wider range of sherry-cask character


    From rich and dark dried fruit to plump and juicy berries.

  • Producer

    Mortlach

  • Region

    Speyside

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690.00 AED

Mortlach 16 Year Old
Mortlach 16 Year Old
Mortlach 16 Year Old

Mortlach 16 Year Old

No rating
750 ml

690.00 AED

Distiller's Dram


The Mortlach Distillery is located in the historic burgh of Dufftown, a small town of less then 1700 but home to several prominent distelleries. Mortlach Distillery was founded in 1823, by one James Findlater on the site of what was previously an illegal operation. Mortlach was the first legally licensed producer in what would come to be known as the, "Whisky Capital of the World."


Mortlach is known for its somewhat unusual distillation process. The house has 6 stills, each of which has a different size and shape, and each of which was added at a different time in Mortlach's history. They combine to render what Mortlach calls a "2.81 distillation process."


Water arrives from the Dykehead Catsvraig, in the Conval Hills of Speyside. Mortlach's barley — also from Speyside — is unpeated. Though known for maturation in Sherry casks, Mortlach has in recent years, introduced ex-Bourbon American oak to their warehouses.


The history of Mortlach is an honorable one of tradition, innovation, and engineering.


The 16 year old single malt was unveiled in 2018 as part of a trio (including a 12 Year Old and a 20 Year Old). It is a rich and sherried expression, well balanced with a mix of first-fill and refill sherry casks giving a wider range of sherry-cask character


From rich and dark dried fruit to plump and juicy berries.

  • Style

    Single Malt

  • Producer

    Mortlach

  • Country

    Scotland

  • Region

    Speyside

  • Cask Type

    Sherry

  • Age

    16 Years Old

  • Whizzky Rating

    4.1

  • ABV

    43%

  • Nose

    ich and deep. It is slightly shy initially, but with a sense of massed weight. Stewed black and orchard fruits (damson, black cherry) with an immediate earthy note and some spice. While there is some honeyed sweetness, this has greater maturity than the 12 year old, coming across as leaf mulch, with a burnt element: dried Nora pepper/grilled red pepper and chocolate which moves the meatiness towards molé. The oak is more integrated allowing the gutsy almost feral weight of the distillate greater say but there is some planed wood alongside light varnish, then nutmeg and raisin. Complex with some roasting tin and touches of what seems to be smoke. It gets progressively darker and richer with some biltong/beef jerky hints balanced by the sweetness. It also gets slightly nuttier, reminiscent of mature Gouda/Emmental.

  • Palate

    Big, quite deep, but also sweet. As on the nose, there’s some spiciness here. It is this sweeter element (toffee-like, with some dried apricot and the honey note seen on the nose) which comes over first. This softness then gives way to a chewy-mid palate where the darker fruits lurk. It then goes deep. Light, slightly leathery with malty elements then a gamey meatiness with supple tannins. However, rather than just the more powerful oak influence beginning to dominate the cooked fruits return adding a layered quality. Rather than sweetness you get a more savoury effect. Dark, full, liquorous, and rounded. As it moves into the back palate, so it starts to dry and pick up in terms of intensity and moves into the shadow of the trees.

  • Finish

    Long and complex, with a surprising sweetening at the finish.

  • Packaging

    Gift box

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