Mortlach Rare Old
Mortlach // Speyside, Scotland
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.
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.
"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."