Mortlach Rare Old50cl / 43.4%
- Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Distillery Bottling
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Mortlach Rare Old Reviews
Tasting Notes by Billy A
Nose: Hazelnuts, spicy cinnamon, raisins, candied orange and floral touches up front. There's quite a lot of sweetness, with some dry, leafy notes balancing barley sugar and vanilla fudge.
Palate: Thick and oily, with dark chocolate, real maraschino cherries, dark wood, plump raisins, freshly sawn oak, spicy cinnamon (almost to Hot Tamale levels), liquorice and biscuits - garibaldi biscuits with cherry jam?
Finish: Spicy cinnamon hangs around, with raisins, more cherry, toasted oak and a bit of barrel char.
Comment: Lighter than the old Flora and Fauna, but still packed with flavour: sweeter and fudgier than before, but with a good slug of sherry-cask-matured whisky in the mix.
9 Customer Reviews
I just tried this one in Edinburgh, "Whiski Rooms" and i was surprised by its rather lovely aroma and sweetness. peaches and apricots on the nose which carry over onto the pallate. well balanced with fruity flavours and a bit of spice. a long lingering after taste but not one to be drunk in huge quantities, rather a dram or two now and again when relaxing alone. i have a 16yo i have yet to try which won''t be very long now but Old and Rare is a winner with me.
This is over-processed whisky, lacking that familiar Mortlach meatiness. Rather watery with an unpleasant aftertaste . Very disappointing flavours for a Mortlach, you’re paying for the fancy bottle.
Tried this at a whisky festival and was mildly disappointed in it. Not that its a bad whisky just that it lacked the body and depth of flavour I was expecting especially considering the price. Overall better sherry style whisky''s about that my money will be going towards.
A fantastic first release from the new range – just the right mix of flavours and its rich too. Can't wait to try the rest of the range!
Light & very smooth with a beautiful balance of sherry on the palate. One of my new favourites
Rare old? Another marketing ploy from Diageo , how rare and how old? The whisky is not as rich and robust as the Flora and Fauna 16, a relatively light and fragrant dram which I would recommend for a whisky beginner , opens up slightly with a dash af water.Rather pricey for a 50cl bottle.