Mortlach 17 Years Old 1997 The Un-Chillfiltered Collection 12849

Mortlach 17 Years Old 1997 The Un-Chillfiltered Collection Casks 12849

What they say

Single cask Mortlach single malt, bottled by Signatory without any chill-filtration whatsoever. This Speyside whisky was distilled in October 1997 and left to age in a single hogshead cask for 17 years, until October 2014. It was bottled with an outturn of 401 bottles.

What I say

Another 17 year old UCF Mortlach from Signatory.

  • ABV 46%
  • Age 17 Years Old
  • Bottler Signatory
  • Bottling The Un-Chillfiltered Collection
  • Cask Hogshead
  • Category Single malt scotch whisky
  • Cost £60
  • Origin Mortlach distillery
  • Outturn 401 bottles
  • Region Speyside
  • Released 2015
  • Vintage 1997

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance Pale gold (3/20), slow-forming, medium-fine tears and fine legs.
  • Nose More neutral and less sweet than the last one, soft fruits and a touch of damp & musty oak wood, coconut, slightly floral, apple blossom, apple, pear, hints of malt and honey.
  • Taste Medium-full bodied, creamy, thick mouthfeel, vanilla, white pepper, citrus peel, peach skin, pear, apple, thick throughout but not overly diverse on the palate.
  • Finish Long, coppery metallic, citrus peel, oak wood, neutral sweet.
  • Overall Rather underwhelming this one, I suspected this was perhaps a 3rd or 4th refill cask as only exhausted oak wood notes come out.

Score 83/100

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