Mortlach 12 Year Old "The Wee Witchie"
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Speyside
  • Distillery Mortlach
  • Age 12 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Maturation ex-Bourbon and ex-Sherry casks
  • Alcohol 43.4%
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  • lemon
  • olive
  • walnuts
  • woody
  • herbs
  • plums
  • toffee
  • marzipan
  • grain

Mortlach

12 Year Old "The Wee Witchie" (0.75l, 43.4%)
Price $60.99

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Character Goatson
A small batch Mortlach Single Malt with a unique "meaty/fruity" flavor profile.

Dufftown is the Highland hamlet that calls itself the Whisky Capital of the World. This little town of less than 1700 people is home to six prominent distilleries — including Mortlach. Founded in 1823 by James Findlater, Mortlach became the first "legal" distillery in Dufftown. The history of Mortlach is an honorable one of tradition, innovation, and engineering — including the famous "2.81" distillation method using multiple still types. Their finely crafted Spirits are a core component of the most premium Johnnie Walker blends — so much so that Johnnie Walker bought the distillery in 1923.

"The Wee Witchie" is a small-batch, copper pot still at Mortlach used for experiments. And some of the Spirit in Mortlach 12 Year Old "The Wee Witchie" is made on that little gleaming copper gem. It was released along with two sister-drams in 2018. But this wee-little-witchie is aged a full dozen years in a combination of ex-Bourbon and ex-Sherry casks. It boasts the classic Mortlach "meaty" flavor profile with a fruity back palate and is bottled at 43.4% ABV.

Smartass Corner:
Dufftown itself used to be named Mortlach back in the Middle Ages — which is how the distillery got its name.
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Speyside
  • Distillery Mortlach
  • Age 12 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Maturation ex-Bourbon and ex-Sherry casks
  • Alcohol 43.4%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Bright Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma is packed with notes of roasted grains, tart plums, toffee, and marzipan.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The flavor profile is complex and rich with notes of fresh sultanas, martini olives, walnuts, and wood.

Finish
The finish is medium length with hints of lemon curd and olive oil.
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  • lemon
  • olive
  • walnuts
  • woody
  • herbs
  • plums
  • toffee
  • marzipan
  • grain
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
Mortlach was closed several times in its rockier early years. The facility was put to various uses, the most tickling among them: a brief stint as a church.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
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).
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
Mortlach was closed several times in its rockier early years. The facility was put to various uses, the most tickling among them: a brief stint as a church.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
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).
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
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