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Mortlach 26 Year Old
 53.3%   |    70cl

Rich & bold, a small batch of ‘The Beast of Dufftown’ matured in first-fill Pedro Ximenez/Oloroso-seasoned casks. Called “The Beast of Dufftown” for its robust, umami-rich character, little known Mortlach may be the best kept secret in Scotch. Bold flavours are the mark of this special breed, distinguishing it as the monarch of its glen as surely as the bellow of a mature red deer stag. A rare and small batch of only 3,883 bottles available.
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Rich & bold, a small batch of ‘The Beast of Dufftown’ matured in first-fill Pedro Ximenez/Oloroso-seasoned casks. Called “The Beast of Dufftown” for its robust, umami-rich character, little known Mortlach may be the best kept secret in Scotch. Bold flavours are the mark of this special breed, distinguishing it as the monarch of its glen as surely as the bellow of a mature red deer stag. A rare and small batch of only 3,883 bottles available.

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Mortlach 26 Year Old
Taste the character and craft in every drop.

Region

Speyside.

Appearance

Deep magenta, polished rosewood.

Nose

A mellow nose overall, with very light prickle.

Body

Medium to full.

Palate

Smooth and viscous in texture; mouth-drying and tannic.

Finish

Seemingly endless and deeply impressive.

Information

Distillery: Mortlach

Age: 26 years old

Strength: 53.3%

Region: Speyside

Appearance

Deep magenta, polished rosewood. Superb beading.

Nose

A mellow nose overall, with very light prickle. The aroma is profound and complex: rich with dark fruits in liquor; prune juice and Oloroso sherry, sloes in gin, prunes in syrup. Old oak and soft leather to start with, developing into hard toffee and chocolate-covered coffee beans. A rich Christmas pudding too; all classic sherry cask notes. Later, savoury, meaty notes as the Beast of Dufftown is roused from its slumber. A drop of water suppresses much of this.

Palate

At natural strength, smooth and viscous in texture; mouth-drying and tannic. The wonderfully rich, fruity taste is immediately sweet, with damson fruit, lightly savoury with a trace of liquorice and spicy-dry, with a scented hint of cloves. Drying overall, with rich tannins. Sweeter and less tannic at reduced strength, with more sweet spiced fruit. Magnificent.

Finish

Seemingly endless and deeply impressive, with fruit and spiciness in perfect harmony and a warming glow spreading across the palate. Finally leaving the palate dry, yet wreathed in a glorious rich afterglow.