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 $58.99

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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
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
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.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
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.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
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