Mortlach 20 Year "Cowie's Blue Seal"

Single Malt

Mortlach // Speyside, Scotland

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    91
  • Avg. Rating

    4.0
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 5 )

Announced July 2018, this 20 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". The brand boasts 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. Matured in American oak ex-sherry casks and bottled at 43.4% ABV.

  • age
    20 Year
  • abv
    43.4
  • Single Malt
    Distilled 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.
  • Cask Type
    American oak ex-sherry

Tasting Notes

"This is a rich and heavy offering Mortlach. With a bit more assertive spice than the 16 year old expression, it comes in with notes of vanilla, sea salt, and fig. Notes of raisin and leather linger on the finish. This is another layered release from the distillery, one to sit and savor."

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Full Bodied & Rich