Mortlach 15 Year Old
Mortlach 15 Year Old is a Speyside Single Malt Whisky aged in first fill and refill sherry casks, then bottled by Gordon & MacPhail in 2018 as part of their Distillery Label range.
Net weight: 1.7kg
An undisputed star of Speyside, this is a distillery which has previously shunned the limelight, being a highly coveted ‘cult status’ dram, thanks to its bold flavour profile and maturation within predominantly European oak sherry casks.
Founded in 1823, this Speysider was the playground for George Cowie - and after that, Alexander Cowie, who pioneered the distillery’s famed technique of ‘2.81 times distillation’, rather than the traditional method of double distillation, which is still in practice today: resulting in a spirit full of character and power.
Mortlach continues to be one of the region’s most mysterious distilleries and will no doubt retain its cult status for many years to come. Known as the ‘Beast of Dufftown’, the whisky is legendary robust. So much so that the Generations 75 year old came from this distillery, a feat only achievable when great casks and great spirit are truly well matched.
Aroma: Sherry aromas with malty undertones and a fresh citrus edge.
Taste: Sweet candied fruit flavours infuse with baked apple, raisin and orange followed by charred oak.