Speyside

Mortlach 19 Years Old 1996 The Un-Chillfiltered Collection 185 & 187

Mortlach 19 Years Old The Un-Chillfiltered Collection Casks 185 & 187

What they say

Matured in two hogsheads, this Mortlach was distilled in July 1996 and bottled in March 2016 by Signatory.

Official tasting notes:

  • Nose: Good body with floral notes, damson jam and sugared almonds.
  • Palate: Pear skin, meaty malt and fragrant honey.
  • Finish: Creamy apple.

What I say

Starting our Mortlach marathon with a pair of 19 year old UCF from Signatory. The second is from a pair of Hogsheads 185 & 187.

  • ABV 46%
  • Age 19 Years Old
  • Bottler Signatory
  • Bottling The Un-Chillfiltered Collection
  • Cask Hogsheads
  • Category Single malt scotch whisky
  • Cost £60
  • Origin Mortlach distillery
  • Outturn ?
  • Region Speyside
  • Released 2016
  • Vintage 1996

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance White wine gold (4/20), large tears and thick legs.
  • Nose Greener, vegetal, melon, white grape, woody, pencil shavings, grassy, honey, sugary, gingerbread, green apple, floral, malty, pear skin.
  • Taste Medium-full bodied, spicier, muted green fruits, white grape, melon, green apple, kiwi, sugary and malty.
  • Finish Long, spirity, spiced woody oak and pear.
  • Overall This Mortlach reveals much more naked spirit even after 19 years, indicative of very underactive refill casks, still great quality spirit.

Score 84/100

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