Mortlach

Mortlach 11 Years Old 2004 Old Malt Cask 12150

Mortlach 11 Years Old 2004 Old Malt Cask 12150 Hunter Laing

What they say

An 11 year old independent bottling of single malt Scotch whisky from “The Beast of Dufftown” – Mortlach! Known for big, flavoursome whiskies, expect some tasty stuff from this Hunter Laing Old Malt Cask bottling. The whisky was distilled by Mortlach back in November 2004 and left to age in a “wine finished refill hogshead” until November 2015, when it was bottled at 48.4% ABV with an outturn of 435 bottles.

Official Tasting Notes:

  • Nose: Floral with notes of malt and shortbread.
  • Palate: Fresh and sweet with orchard fruits.
  • Finish: A medium length finish, with sweet oak.

What I say

More Mortlach, this time from a refill ex-Wine Hogshead. Bottled by Hunter Laing as part of their Old Malt Cask series.

  • ABV 50%
  • Age 11 Years Old
  • Bottler Hunter Laing
  • Bottling Old Malt Cask
  • Cask Wine finished refill hogshead
  • Category Single malt scotch whisky
  • Cost £60
  • Origin Mortlach distillery
  • Outturn 435 bottles
  • Region Speyside
  • Released 2015
  • Vintage 2004

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance Full gold (9/20), slow-forming, medium tears and fine legs.
  • Nose Rich, fruity and dusty, peach, apple, lemon, malty cereal barley, touch copper metallic, citrus peel, gristy, mealy, flapjacks.
  • Taste Rich, full-bodied, toffee, hints of citrus zest, gingerbread, candied lemon, apple compote, some strudel and dried fruits also.
  • Finish Medium-long, sweet and spiced, pumpkin-spiced latte dusted with cinnamon.
  • Overall A rather sweet and zesty Mortlach with plenty of rich fruits and spice. No idea of the original wine in the cask maturation but the end result is really very drinkable.

Score 84/100

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