Web Exclusive Price
£66.63 ex VAT
(£114.21 per litre)
£455.72 Save £23.99
Try a 3cl sample
A rich and sherried expression from Mortlach that's will always be compared to the fan-favourite 16-year-old Flora & Fauna bottling. This is more balanced than that discontinued dram, with a mix of first-fill and refill sherry casks giving a wider range of sherry-cask character, from rich and dark dried fruit to plump and juicy berries.Tasting Notes (2)
- Dark Chocolate
- Fruit Cake
Tasting Notes by Billy Abbott, The Whisky Exchange
Singed raisins and oozing apple pies – dark fruitcake slathered with rich apple sauce. Stewed apples sit at the core, surrounded by dried fruit, dark sugars and rich spice. Damp-oak rancio and fresh-oak cinnamon are joined by raisins, dates, chocolate and a touch of Dundee cake.
Rich and thick, with brown sugar syrup stirred into a bowl of dried raisins and apples. The sticky sweetness is tempered and balanced by gentle barrel char and sharp orchard fruit – unripe apples and crunchy pears. Dark oloroso notes build – sweet and savoury dried fruit – and dark chocolate sauce pools underneath. Hints of menthol and clove hide at the back.
Mint and menthol fade to chocolate raisins. A menthol tingle lingers.
Not as meaty as the Flora & Fauna and, in my opinion, better for it. More balanced, with sweet and savoury fruit as well as a touch of the Mortlach weight.
Rich and deep. It is slightly shy initially, but with a sense of massed weight. Stewed black and orchard fruits (damson, black cherry) with an immediate earthy note and some spice. While there is some honeyed sweetness, this has greater maturity than the 12-year-old, coming across as leaf mulch, with a burnt element: dried Nora pepper/grilled red pepper and light blackened skin (the pepper’s that is, not human) and chocolate which moves the meatiness towards molé. The oak is more relaxed (or integrated) allowing the gutsy almost feral weight of the distillate greater say but there is some planed wood alongside light varnish, then nutmeg and raisin. It gets progressively darker and richer with some biltong/beef jerky hints balanced by the sweetness. It also gets slightly nuttier, reminiscent of mature Gouda/Emmental.
Robust and full. Palate coating.
Big, quite deep, but also sweet. As on the nose, there’s some spiciness here (frying mustard seed). It is this sweeter element (toffee-like, with some dried apricot and the honey note seen on the nose) which comes over first. This softness then gives way to a chewy-mid palate where the darker fruits lurk. It then goes deep. Light, slightly leathery with malty elements then a gamey meatiness with supple tannins. However, rather than just the more powerful oak influence beginning to dominate the cooked fruits return adding a layered quality. Rather than sweetness you get a more savoury effect. Dark, full, liquorous, and rounded. As it moves into the back palate, so it starts to dry and pick up in terms of intensity and moves into the shadow of the trees.
Surprisingly, it sweetens again. Long, complex and, yes, meaty. Now you also get the Syrah-like sootiness.
More from Mortlach
Mortlach 15 Year OldG&M Distillery Labels
(£99.93 per litre)
Mortlach 200713 Year Old Old Malt Cask
(£89.93 per litre)
Mortlach Rare OldGift Box
(£119.90 per litre)
Mortlach 201011 Year Old Sherry Cask Signatory
(£142.79 per litre)
Mortlach 15 Year OldGame of Thrones Six Kingdoms
(£121.36 per litre)
Mortlach 199822 Year Old Connoisseurs Choice
(£242.86 per litre)
I just love it !
Exceptional and exquisite whiskey. Remain in your palate for long with different tastes and flavour Highly recommended
I've had this before, its a damn good whisky, full flavoured and as they say...it is the beast of Dufftown. I would prefer if it were non chill filtered and no caramel, just to see if it tastes any better but apart from that, i love my Mortlachs and always have.
I like it
Just opened this bottle and I am very impressed. It's nicely balanced with a lovely flavour.
While we endeavour to provide full and accurate information on our website, there may be occasions where producers have updated their recipe or failed to provide full details of their ingredients and processes. This may affect factors including the product style and allergen information, and we would advise that you always check the label and not solely rely on the information presented here. If you are at all uncertain about a product then please contact our customer service team before purchase.
You May Also Like
Bunnahabhain 18 Year Old
(£171.43 per litre)
Benriach 16 Year Old
(£107.07 per litre)
(£225.71 per litre)
(£99.93 per litre)
Glenfarclas 21 Year Old
(£128.50 per litre)
Glendronach 21 Year Old ParliamentSherry Cask
(£214.29 per litre)
Good To Know
How we pack
Our boxes are made of 100% recyclable cardboard. Our special air-inflated packaging is both re-usable and recyclable, as well as efficient to both transport and dispose of.
Flexible Delivery Options
We deliver to countries all over the world! You can also select express delivery, or pick a specific delivery date, at checkout.
Packed With Care
Our experienced warehouse team take great care with every order. As specialists in glass packaging they ensure that your items stay safe and secure in transit.
14-Day returns policy
We want you to be 100% happy with your order and it is our aim to ensure that all products supplied to all customers arrive in perfect condition. You have the right to cancel your order at any time without being charged for the goods ordered within 14 days of purchasing (other than for perishable or personalised products or those products that have been specified as non-returnable).