Mortlach

12 Years Old

ABV 43.4%
REVIEWED Issue 155
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Specifications
Brand: Mortlach
Expression: 12 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 12 years old
ABV: 43.4%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Awards
Recommended
Issue 155
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Mortlach Distillery, Dufftown, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Where to start, deep and intense start. Plum pudding with a side of Oxord marmalade. Almost full on apple pie, cinnamon and whipped cream. Praline and milk chocolate, dried fruits with pineapple, apples and pears.
Palate: Melting muscavado sugar, pears in cider and a little meaty note – reminicent of sweetcure smoked bacon lingering.
Finish: Smoke gentle unfurls with charred peaches and cherry lips.
Comment: Perfect balance and weight.
9.1
Taster   Lyndsey Gray
Nose: Punchy! Sizzling pork kebabs, pineapple and sweet peppers. Coconut and cocoa butter notes appear with hints of salted peanuts.
Palate: Charcoal smoke and sweetness covering the palate, cocoa butter stands out at the end, then bitter dark chocolate. Ripe banana skins, toasted oak, grated nutmeg and hot candlewax.
Finish: Full bodied with a dry smoky texture with hot spices warming from the back.
Comment: Leaves you parched and craving even more.
8.6
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