Mortlach Rare Old

Single Malt

Mortlach // Speyside, Scotland

community rating

3.54
3 out of 5 stars
( 136 )

Mortlach distillery was established in Speyside in 1823 by George Cowie and son Dr. Alexander Cowie. It was once primarily used as a blending whisky, most notably for Johnnie Walker, but is now released on its own. The Rare Old is a blend of Mortlach single malts matured in ex-bourbon and sherry casks.

  • age
    NAS
  • Cost
  • 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
    ex-bourbon/ex-sherry

Tasting Notes

"This whisky tastes very much of the orchard - ripe red and golden apples, pears and wet pine cones. Cinnamon and nutmeg add to the spice mixture in the finish, as does honey, caramel and a puff of tobacco smoke. A very straightforward introductory whisky that would be a good inclusion in a Scotch flight focusing on spice."

Score 80

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