Cadenhead's Mortlach 20 Scotch Whisky
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Lowland
  • Distillery Mortlach
  • Age 20 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Maturation Bourbon Hogshead
  • Alcohol 51.4%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • almonds
  • mint
  • citrus
  • vegetal
  • pine
  • brine
  • marzipan
  • sherry
  • apple

Mortlach

Cadenhead's 20 Scotch Whisky (0.7l, 51.4%)
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There still is faith for Scotch.

 
Cadenhead's was founded in 1842 and is arguably Scotland's oldest independent bottler. Today, the company is situated in Campbeltown — the once Whisky capital of the world — and has stores in several major European cities. When Cadenhead’s decide to champion a certain dram it really means something in the Whisky world. For this bottling it is Mortlach.
 
Mortlach distillery was founded in 1823 by James Findlater. It was the first “legal” distillery in Dufftown, a little town that holds no less than six prominent distilleries. Mortlach’s history is a honorable one full of tradition, innovation, and engineering — including the famous “2.81” distillation method using multiple still types. Their product is an integral part of premium Johnnie Walker blends, but they also get to show off with their own Single Malt expressions and other special editions.
 
This Mortlach sold out almost instantly upon release, partly because of the extremely limited batch, but even more because it received rave reviews from the biggest names in the industry. This bottling was matured in Bourbon Hogshead for 20 years. Cadenhead’s Mortlach 20YO is a clearly defined and aggressive dram that is nonetheless extremely drinkable. The buy button is most likely missing from the page, but if you’re lucky enough to catch it… you better have quick fingers.
 
 
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Lowland
  • Distillery Mortlach
  • Age 20 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Maturation Bourbon Hogshead
  • Alcohol 51.4%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
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  • almonds
  • mint
  • citrus
  • vegetal
  • pine
  • brine
  • marzipan
  • sherry
  • apple
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Character Dogson
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
William Grant, who founded the Glenfiddich Distillery, spent the first twenty years of his career working at Mortlach.
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
Want to visit but your bogged down with children, who don't appreciate Scotch? Let them know that Hogwarts, the magical school of Harry Potter fame, is hidden somewhere near Dufftown in the books!
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
William Grant, who founded the Glenfiddich Distillery, spent the first twenty years of his career working at Mortlach.
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
Want to visit but your bogged down with children, who don't appreciate Scotch? Let them know that Hogwarts, the magical school of Harry Potter fame, is hidden somewhere near Dufftown in the books!
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