MORTLACH 21 YEAR OLD
SPECIAL RELEASE 2020
SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY / 70CL
56.9% Alc/Vol. Imported by Diageo, New York, NY.
This Mortlach was matured for rich distillery character in
small batches then carefully finished in Pedro Ximenez and
Oloroso-seasoned casks to build yet more levels of aroma and
taste. At once smooth, sweet and savoury, the many-layered
outcome mirrors the complexity of the mysterious Mortlach 2.81
Called the “The Beast of Dufftown” for its robust, meaty nature, little known Mortlach may be the best-kept secret in Scotch. Bold flavours are the mark of this special breed, distinguishing it as the monarch of its glen as surely as the bellow of a mature red deer stag.
Deep gold with amber lights. Good beading
Medium to full
A mellow, rounded, nose with some prickle. LIGHTLY SAVOURY AND MEATY BUT RETAINS A SLIGHT CITRIC NOTE
At natural strength, mild for its strength and super-smooth in texture. Sweet overall dried fruits taste, with a surprising kick of chilli pepper
SEEMINGLY ENDLESS AND DEEPLY IMPRESSIVE with the fruit and savoury notes in perfect agreement and a glorious rich afterglow
ADD WATER TO BRING OUT THE SWEETNESS AND TRUE DISTILLERY CHARACTER.