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Mortlach 21 Year (2020 Special Release)

Single Malt

Mortlach // Speyside, Scotland

community rating

3.75
3 out of 5 stars
( 1 )

Mortlach 21 Year is one of eight single malt Scotch whiskies in Diageo's 2020 Special Release Collection. Crafted by master blender Dr. Craig Wilson, the theme for this year's collection is "Rare by Nature." Mortlach 21 Year finishes its maturation in oloroso and Pedro Ximenez sherry seasoned casks.

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It is bottled at a natural cask strength of 56.9% ABV. Availability is limited to 7,692 bottles in the US, Europe, Canada, Australia, South Africa, select Asian markets and airport duty free in late fall 2020. .

Mortlach 21 Year is one of eight single malt Scotch whiskies in Diageo's 2020 Special Release Collection. Crafted by master blender Dr. Craig Wilson, the theme for this year's collection is "Rare by Nature." Mortlach 21 Year finishes its maturation in oloroso and Pedro Ximenez sherry seasoned casks. It is bottled at a natural cask strength of 56.9% ABV. Availability is limited to 7,692 bottles in the US, Europe, Canada, Australia, South Africa, select Asian markets and airport duty free in late fall 2020.

  • age
    21 Year
  • Cost
  • abv
    56.9
  • 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
    Pedro Ximenez and oloroso sherry cask finish

Tasting Notes

"There's maybe a slight hint of that meaty, sulphury Mortlach spirit, but it mostly stays in the far background. Otherwise there are bright fruits like oranges, peaches and tangerines. There's a touch of oat cookies as well, and some ginger soaked rapeseed oil. The palate is an attack of pine juice, ginger and pepper. Just a hint of raisins, bitter and charred lemon peel. It only settles down after a while. A whiff of galia melon and beeswax, but also just a whisper of wood smoke and tobacco."

Score 89
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