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Mortlach 25 Years Old
 43.4%   |    50cl

A multi-faceted Mortlach that is all full-strength, full-on impact, with an intriguing mix of elegance and power. A big and chewy dram with high complexity, mixing roasting spices and an almost animal intensity with dense layers of decadent sweetness.

A multi-faceted Mortlach that is all full-strength, full-on impact, with an intriguing mix of elegance and power. A big and chewy dram with high complexity, mixing roasting spices and an almost animal intensity with dense layers of decadent sweetness.

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"This is something to sit with, ponder over and try to get to the bottom of. It is without doubt, one of the best new releases to come from Diageo in some time (…).

www.caskstrength.net, 2014

The perfect
SERVE

A multi-facedted Mortlach whisky that is full-strength, full-on impact, with an intriguing mix of elegance and power, best enjoyed straight.

Pairing
WHISKY &...

The 25 Year Old’s plum palate and drying finish were made for the rich, earthy flavours of a charcuterie.

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Pairing
WHISKY &...

Hand crafted chocolates like these from the Highland Chocolatier take Mortlach to a different place entirely.

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9 + 20 /40 72.500

Mortlach 25 Years Old On The Flavour Map
Taste the character and craft in every drop

Smoky Rich Delicate Light

Region

Far from your average Speyside.

Appearance

Clear, bright amber. Good viscosity.

Nose

Restrained, elegant and mature with tropical fruits and an initial, enigmatic sweet-savoury mix which quickly develops into ripe fruit.

Body

Light to medium body with a good coating viscosity.

Palate

A burst of plummy fruit fools you into thinking it will get sweeter, but instead it develops into deep, rich, darkly malty notes then grows herbal.

Finish

Develops a vanilla creaminess before an aromatic, liquorice root complexity asserts itself, leading to a gently drying and appetisingly pithy conclusion.

Information:

Distillery: MortlachTM

Age: 25 years old

Strength: 43.4% ABV

Place of Origin: Dufftown

Region: Speyside

Taste:

in brief… A multi-faceted Mortlach that is all full-strength, full-on impact, with an intriguing mix of elegance and power.

in a sentence… Complex throughout and very moreish: a big and chewy dram with high complexity, mixing roasting spices and an almost animal intensity with dense layers of decadent sweetness.

Nose:

Restrained, elegant and mature with tropical fruits and an initial, enigmatic sweet-savoury mix of burnt cream and game pie! Quickly develops ripe fruit; soft plums and bruised red apples or hedgerow berry fruits, with dried blossom, blueberry jam and toffee Then more sweetness, as Christmas pudding and vanilla-rich white chocolate. Well-balanced, complex and deep, with smoky, waxy hints of chestnut purée and venison. Do not add water – with all this, why would you?

Palate:

Starts intense, urgent and very sweet. Very focused initially, with great energy. Softly coating with a smooth and delicate texture, then a burst of plummy fruit fools you into thinking it will get sweeter. But this massive barley-sugar richness instead develops into deep, rich, darkly malty notes then grows herbal, with a cough-candy warmth, light tannins and smoke. This is a big and chewy dram with high complexity, mixing roasting spices and a muscular, meaty nature with layers of dense sweetness.

Finish:

Smooth, sweet, warming and tongue-tingling. Develops a vanilla creaminess before an aromatic, liquorice root complexity asserts itself, leading to a gently drying and appetisingly pithy conclusion.

AWARDS
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Expert Reviews
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"The nose is rich, thick, and complex with notes of orange oils, dark chocolate, marzipan, cedar shavings, and a cigar humidor with pipe tobacco. Time brings out papaya and coconut notes, and the orange oils turn to a marmalade note. The taste is dense, solid, and firm with intense cinnamon on the tip of the tongue, orange marmalade, dark chocolate, cedar, and old wet leather. Water accentuates the fruitiness and brings in a touch of ashiness as well. The finish is long with fading spices, old leather, and hints of citrus fruits, eucalyptus, and fresh mushrooms. Outstanding!"

www.whiskycast.com, November 2013

"The 18 and 25 years old expressions are both sublime and very classy.  The quality, depth and complexity of aroma, flavour and character that each demonstrates are superb."

www.whiskyforeveryone.com, 2014