Mortlach

Mortlach 18 Year Old Batch 3 (48.9%, That Boutique-Y Whisky Company, 363 Bottles, 2017)

Whisky Review: Mortlach 18 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

  • Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky
  • Origin: Mortlach Distillery
  • Bottling: That Boutique-Y Whisky Company
  • ABV: 48.9%
  • Cost: £93.95

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What they say

The Beast of Dufftown is back, and it’s continuing to run amok around the peaceful streets! Yes, it’s the third bottling of Mortlach single malt independently bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company! Terrifyingly tasty 18 year old Speyside whisky right here.

Batch 3 is a release of 363 bottles.

Official tasting notes:

  • Nose: Honey-roasted nuts and salted crackers. Subtly perfumed, though this is soon balanced by a helping of chewy barley and a few wafts of smoked ham.
  • Palate: Creamy vanilla and fresh red apples. A mixture of caramelised sugar, cinnamon and oak-y embers, leading into drying spices.
  • Finish: Lemongrass, black pepper, toasted malt and yet more caramelised sugar.

What I say

Another Mortlach, aged for 18 years and bottled at cask strength 48.9% ABV by That Boutique-Y Whisky Company.

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance: 18ct Gold (7/20), Slow, medium-sized tears with medium-fine legs.
  • Nose: Honey-glazed ham, salted cashews and peanuts, rich and unctuous on the palate, full-bodied, sticky honey-glazed ribs, barley malt, barley sugars, dusty, grassy, floral, lemongrass and ginger.
  • Taste: Sweet honey, toffee apples, spun sugar, peanut brittle, cinnamon and nutmeg spices, oak wood, apple juice, apple tart or pie, honey-glazed or maple bacon, salted cashews and ginger.
  • Finish: Long, honey sweet, black pepper, toffee apple, dry spices.

Overall

Quite fruity and fresh with red apples and toffee apples, hints of smoked ham and sweet-cured bacon, plenty of malt but also floral and herbal in places too.

Score: 86/100

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