Distillery Labels Mortlach 15YO
Nose: Distinctly malty initially with fresh aromas of a woodland hedgerow. Delicate Sherry notes linger and weave with rich indulgent toffee, sweet liquorice, and orange marmalade.
Taste: Reminiscent of a Black Forest cake; the initial sweetness develops into fruity blackcurrant jam, maraschino cherry, and creamy vanilla. Freshly peeled orange notes add a fresh lift.
Finish: Well rounded; hints of candied citrus fruits and oak complement the lingering malty edge.
Cask type: First fill & refill Sherry casks
An undisputed star of Speyside, this is a distillery which has previously shunned the limelight, being a highly coveted ‘cult status’ dram, thanks to its bold flavour profile and maturation within predominantly European oak sherry casks.
Founded in 1823, this Speysider was the playground for George Cowie – and after that, Alexander Cowie, who pioneered the distillery’s famed technique of ‘2.81 times distillation’, rather than the traditional method of double distillation, which is still in practice today: resulting in a spirit full of character and power.
Mortlach continues to be one of the region’s most mysterious distilleries and will no doubt retain its cult status for many years to come. Known as the ‘Beast of Dufftown’, the whisky is legendary robust.
So much so that the Generations 75 year old came from this distillery, a feat only achievable when great casks and great spirit are truly well matched.
Distillery Labels Mortlach 15YO – Hay Wines
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