Mortlach

Mortlach 17 Years Old 1997 The Un-Chillfiltered Collection 7176

Mortlach 17 Years Old 1997 The Un-Chillfiltered Collection Casks 7176

What they say

17 year old Mortlach single malt Scotch whisky, matured in a single hogshead cask from June 1997 to May 2015. It was bottled as part of Signatory’s Un-Chillfiltered Collection, and as such, it has been left alone in all its non-chill-filtered goodness.

What I say

The first of a pair of 17yo 1997 UCF single cask Mortlach expressions bottled by 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 ?
  • Region Speyside
  • Released 2015
  • Vintage 1997

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance Mid gold (7/20) rare, slow, medium-fine tears and fine legs.
  • Nose Sugary and woody, soft, copper metallic, vanilla, malt, fruity tangerine and grapefruit, peach, soft toffee or fudge, caramel, apple, pear.
  • Taste Medium-full bodied, smooth and creamy then zesty, fruity apple, pear, peach, papaya, some citrus, grapefruit, pineapple, rich vanilla fudge, malty, copper, toffee a touch waxy in places.
  • Finish Long, vaporous then peppery oak wood, softened fruits and caramel or toffee.
  • Overall Another lovely fruity and spirit-forward Mortlach, some obvious vanilla/bourbon influence here but works well together, great mouthfeel on this one and the odd metallic note here and there.

Score 85/100

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