Mortlach 16 Year "Distiller's Dram"
Mortlach // Speyside, Scotland
Announced July 2018, this 16 Year single malt is one of three new core whiskies for Mortlach replacing Rare Old, Special Strength, 18 Year and 25 Year which were introduced in 2014. Mortlach is known for producing meaty, sulphury whiskies with its distillation process in a method called "The Way". They boast a 2.81 times distillation process invented in 1896 using a variety of shapes and sizes of pot stills which is far too difficult to explain here. It was aged in a combination of refill and first-fill American and European oak ex-sherry casks and bottled at 43.4% ABV.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
"The first impression of this Mortlach 16 is that there's a lot to like about it: it's full-bodied, rich, a little bit briny, and has a long, savory finish. The palate offers vanilla, marcona almond, and hint of bright lemon zest. It's an excellent expression of a classic Scotch profile, both complex and easy to enjoy."