Mortlach 16 Year "Distiller's Dram"

Mortlach 16 Year "Distiller's Dram"

(0.75l, 43.4%)


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This could be the best Mortlach Single Malt since 2014.

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.

One of the most famous and popular releases ever to come from Mortlach was their “Flora and Fauna” edition in 2014. It was a sixteen year-old, Sherried Single Malt produced as a limited run. Mortlach 16 Year “Distiller’s Dram” is also a sixteen — but it’s aged in a combination of first-fill and refill Sherry casks, giving it an even deeper and more complex flavor profile. And a bunch of us think that it is better than the storied “Flora and Fauna” edition, but just hasn’t been discovered by the masses as of yet. So, if you like Mortlach Single Malts, this might be the best one on the market.

Smartass corner:
Dufftown itself used to be named Mortlach back in the Middle Ages — which is how the distillery got its name.
  • Category
  • Style
    Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Region
  • Country
    United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Alcohol
    43.4%
  • Distillery
  • Age
  • Maturation
    Sherry casks

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cherry
pear
cranberry
figs
nutmeg
rancio
smoky
toffee
caramel
What does Mortlach 16 Year "Distiller's Dram" taste like?

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Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland and some other parts of the world distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and USA they spell it Whiskey.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Warm Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
On the nose you’ll find notes of rancio, toasted granola, almonds, and matchsticks.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The palate is thick, rich, and balanced with notes of dried cherries, stewed pears, cranberry, smoked soy sauce, dark toffee, figs, and nutmeg.

Finish
The finish is long, sweet, and coating.
Ratings & Reviews
Mark
Mark,
I first tasted Mortlach during a tour of Blair Athol on a trip to Scotland. Blair Athol makes my absolute favorite Highland Scotch--pity so much is blended. This isn't quite up to Blair Athol standards for me, but still a very nice, smooth Scotch.
 
Nancy
Nancy,
I have an emotional attachment to Mortlach, based on a visit to a little whisky shop in the Lake District years ago. The young woman minding the shop was asleep. Could have helped myself to anything, but bought my first bottle of Mortlach. This 16-year was deeper, better mouthfeel, longer finish and quite satisfying. Looking forward to more drinking and remembering.
 
Milovan
Milovan,
Just amazing!
 
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