Mortlach Rare Old

50cl / 43.4%
  • Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Mortlach Rare Old
Web Exclusive Price £39.95 £33.29 ex VAT (£79.90 per litre)
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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.
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Country
Scotland
Region
Speyside
Colouring
Yes

Style

  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness

Character

  • 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.

30 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    4 hours ago

    Bought this in July and enjoyed it so bought this one as a xmas gift

  • 4
    27 July

    Wow .. great taste for a fair price... way to go

  • 4
    20 July

    I was surprised how much I enjoyed this. A rich and flavorful whiskey if a bit on the pricier side (for what it is).

  • 5
    28 June

    Bought as gifts so not yet tasted but well packed and speedy service

  • 5
    26 April

    Pleasantly surprised, I have always preferred Highland, Speyside area Scotches, this offering is exceptional, right up there with Oban 14yr, Glenfarcklas 25yr. Smooth, rich, I can go on, great bang for the buck! Get it, will put you in the right frame of mind.

  • 5
    21 April

    Lovely, Rich and tastey. Agree with Hazelnut, Raisins, Molassas like sugar, Cedar wood, and Vanilla. Very much like a heavier Bourbon but traits like Scotch.

  • 5
    11 January

    Very smooth one of the best.

  • 5
    7 January

    Very nice easy drinking.

  • 5
    1 January

    We love it. Very smooth and great taste! It’s my favorite scotch. We had it in Dufftown the first time!

  • 5
    27 December 2017

    A lovely drop... bottle got opened on the 24th and was gone by the 25th was very popular with friends

  • 3
    30 September 2017

    Great bouquet , a bit of harshness as an after taste

  • 4
    23 June 2017

    A very pleasant tipple, smooth and not too spicy. Would definitely recommend.

  • 5
    23 June 2017

    Tried this whiskey while I was in Scotland and fell in love. Didn't have a chance to pick up a bottle while I was there, so I ordered from Whiskey Exchange when I got home. Very pleased with the purchase, and love getting to enjoy a little taste of that great dinner with my Scottish friends every time I have a dram.

  • 5
    26 May 2017

    This rare vintage scotch looks to be a smooth tasty one..

  • 2
    28 December 2016

    Purchased, based on the fact I had liked several independent bottlings, and then the positive reviews of this bottle here. Honestly, I should have known better. Nothing good ever comes of a NAS single malt; and one called 'rare old' is particularly suspect. Did not have the traditional taste of Mortlach -weaker, sharper. Not sherried and too light. Disappointing. Better to buy a Macallans than this. I used to say Morthlach beat any Macallans but not so this. I think it is just the name, really.

  • 4
    16 May 2016

    "Nose" (undiluted) Easy sherry, roses, violets, pleasant floral notes. "Palate" (undiluted) Thick, chewy sherry, salted milk chocolate with orange rind, hint of pomegranate, raisins and dark honey. "Finish" (undiluted) Fine graphite, pencil lead, malty, summer savory, za'atar, tumble weed dry sherry and beef stock in the background. "General Impressions" This whisky is rich, luxuriant and velvety on the palate. It may not be the best whisky in the world, but it beats the hell out of Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye, and reminds me why I love Scotch so much. Don't be hoodwinked by the marketing of the Whisky Bible. You wanna give a gift of a high quality single malt, Mortlach Rare Old is the ticket. No bite, just smooth aged whisky with great qualities the sherry fiend is sure to enjoy.

  • 5
    13 February 2016

    I agree with the tasting summery, and I got more honey on the backend with a leathery peppery bite as the alcohol picks up its burn a bit late. Very very good and will get again.

  • 2
    28 December 2015

    Neither rare nor old, this could more appropriately be labelled,: 'Young and plentiful'. Bog standard NAS whisky with a price level similar to malts twice the age and performance.

  • 4
    15 October 2015

    Very fine nose. Spicy throughout spike delicious sweetness.

  • 3
    13 October 2015

    I WAS RATHER DISAPPOINTED, NOT MUCH WHISKEY 50CL AND THE BOTTLE VERY THICK GLASS GIVES THE ILLUSION THAT MORE WHISKEY THAN THE BOTTLE ACUTALLY HOLDS IT WAS MY FAULT FOR NOT CHECKING IT WAS ONLY 50CL THE WHISKEY ITSELF WAS VERY NICE BUT FELT BIT EXPENSIVE

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