Mortlach Rare Old

50cl / 43.4%
  • Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Mortlach Rare Old
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The opening entry in the super-premium Mortlach range, combining bourbon and sherry matured whisky to create a spicy, rich and flavoursome dram that shows off the distillery's excellent spirit.

Awarded Malt of the Month April 2015

Distillery Bottling


  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness


  • Liquorice root Liquorice root
  • Nutmeg Nutmeg
  • Cinnamon Cinnamon
  • Raisins Raisins
  • Cherry Cherry
  • Dark Chocolate Dark Chocolate

Mortlach Rare Old Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • 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, spicy cinnamon, liquorice and biscuits - garibaldi biscuits with cherry jam?

    Finish: Spicy cinnamon hangs around, with raisins, more cherry and toasted nutmeg.

    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.

10 Customer Reviews

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  • 4
    14 May

    I agree with Billy A on the raisin nose and finish. a very nice daily dram as a dessert after dinner.

  • 5
    23 January

    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.

  • 2
    12 November 2014

    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.

  • 3
    19 October 2014

    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.

  • 5
    6 October 2014

    Absolutely Fantastic!

  • 5
    13 September 2014

    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!

  • 5
    4 September 2014


  • 5
    4 September 2014

    Light & very smooth with a beautiful balance of sherry on the palate. One of my new favourites

  • 2
    4 September 2014

    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.

  • 5
    4 September 2014