Mortlach Single Malt Scotch Whisky “Rare Old” 750 ml, 43.4% alc/vol
$160 value. Donated by E3 HR. 750 ml, 43.4% alc/vol
This is a complex and bold expression with Mortlach’s signature exquisite balance of sweetness and dryness for which the distillery is renowned. Superbly structured and well balanced, the whisky’s fruit and floral notes on the nose introduce a rich, energetic palate and a pleasantly drying finish. Mortlach Rare Old comes from a mixture of sherry and bourbon casks. The distillation is quite unique, averaging at 2.81x distilled.
Nose: Sugary biscuits, baked apple, hazelnuts, and candied orange. Fudge and herbal, leafy notes persist.
Palate: Thick and oily, with spicy notes of cinnamon sticks and oak. Followed by dark chocolate, cherries, vanilla, and raisin. The leafy, earth notes from the nose continue through the palate.
Finish: Warm and drying, with cinnamon, pepper, and vanilla.