Mortlach 13 Year Old 2021 Special Release
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Speyside
  • Distillery Diageo
  • Age 13 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 55.9%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • meat
  • woody
  • savoury
  • sweet
  • vanilla
  • smooth
  • oak
  • dry
  • spicy

Mortlach

13 Year Old 2021 Special Release (0.75l, 55.9%)
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The Beast of Dufftown.

Dufftown is the Highland hamlet that likes to call itself the “Whisky Capital of the World.” This little town of less than 1700 people is home to six prominent distilleries. One of those is Mortlach. In fact, Dufftown used to be named Mortlach back in the Middle Ages. 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. Well, mergers and acquisitions being what they are, Mortlach is now owned by the Diageo who, rather than change this valuable nameplate, have instead reinvested, letting them shine out with new single-malt and other special editions.

Those “in the know” call Mortlach Distillery the Beast of Dufftown. We’ll leave the interpretation of that nickname to you. Mortlach 13 Year Old 2021 Special Release is part of Diageo’s Special Release collection that unveils hidden stories about iconic distilleries. This sumptuous bottle greets you with meaty and woody aromas that develop into savory spice and intensely sweet vanilla on the seriously smooth palate. In the background, notes of virgin oak support the orchestra of flavors, and a glorious, dry finish lights up the mood. Hint: savor neat or with a drop of water.
 

  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Speyside
  • Distillery Diageo
  • Age 13 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 55.9%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.

Appearance / Color
Orange

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Meaty and woody aromas.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Savory spice and intensely sweet vanilla on the seriously smooth palate. In the background, notes of virgin oak.

Finish
Gloriously dry.

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  • meat
  • woody
  • savoury
  • sweet
  • vanilla
  • smooth
  • oak
  • dry
  • spicy
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
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!
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).
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 or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
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.
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.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
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!
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).
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 or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
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.
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.
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