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[8 Dec 2015 | No Comment | ]
Mortlach 18 OB–Review and thoughts

Quite some time ago Mortlach has undergone a complete revamp of its core range, with fancy new packaging, a NAS and a few Age statement expressions, all very luxurious (read Bloody expensive), and in 0.5 Liter decanters. The brand has been fully Dalmorized * fully, not without many Mortlach fans, and whisky fans displaying a lot of discomfort and disappointment …

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[6 Sep 2015 | No Comment | ]
Mortlach 75 Years Old by Gordon & MacPhail Review and impressions

Phil is our correspondent in London (as well as helping out with certain muling operations which are top secret (hehe). He was kind enough to accept the opportunity and go to the Mortlach 75 year old unveiling event last week in London. Here’s his lovely guest post. He’s a natural isn’t he?

Being the official mule of the Whisky Israel blog …

Headline, Hunter Laing, Independent Bottling, Mortlach, Tasting Notes »

[14 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]
Mortlach 22 ‘Platinum Old and Rare’ [Hunter Laing]

Another Indie today by Hunter Laing, this time a 22 year old Mortlach, which also sells for a hefty price of £335 (at the Whisky Shop). This is also a sample sent for review to the W club tasting panel – so cheers guys!. When you hear the name Mortlach you immediately think about BIG sherry, meaty notes, bouillon and …

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[2 Mar 2015 | No Comment | ]
Mortlach 1990 cask 6074 [Signatory vintage] – Review

With the soaring prices of the new OB Mortlachs, The only reasonably priced good quality Mortlachs you can afford or find these days are by IBs. Thank god they still have quite a lot of casks laying around and we’re able to enjoy this lovely distillery without having to suffer the consequences of its Dalmorisation * . This whisky was …

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[20 May 2014 | No Comment | ]
A most unusual Mortlach or Pastille Bouquet 1998 – Wemyss Malts (Mortlach)

Mortlach. what comes to mind when you think about a Mortlach single malt? probably heavily sherried, dirty sort of, meaty and powerful with the signature oxtail notes, right? Wrong. This single cask by Wemyss was dram #2 at last week’s Twitter tasting I took part in (lovely tasting by the way), and left me completely surprised as I was not …

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[18 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]
Mortlach 21 yo ‘Directors Cut’ [Douglas Laing]

There has been a lot of noise and dispute regarding Mortlach recently,  After the latest news from Diageo (if you’ve been not heard about it for some odd reason i can not think about, due to the amount of rants, dialogues and discussions online, read this ). Indeed I was one of those who ranted online, and I am still …

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[30 Jul 2012 | No Comment | ]
Mortlach SMWS, 76.83 ‘Cocktails after Rugby’ 15 yo vintage 1995

Another one of the SMWS bottle share by the good old Sjoerd from NL. Time to go through that bunch, methinks. And today : A Mortlach! Ah, I do love those meaty Mortlachs, and was hoping this one will be one of them. But, not this time. This was a very different story altogether.
SMWS, 76.83 ‘Cocktails after Rugby’ 15 yo
Nose: …

Duncan Taylor, Featured, Headline, Independent Bottling, Men o'Quaich, Mortlach, Speyside, Tasting Notes »

[18 Jun 2012 | 2 Comments | ]
Men o’Quiach Collection Take II  : Mortlach 1993 , 18yo

Ok, Men o’Quaich take II. this time we’re off to the lovely Mortlach distillery located in the town of Dufftown. I’ve had quite a few of those (Mortlachs)  And i am a fan. so, high expectations!
Another expression from this lovely collection, and this time a Mortlach. this was poured into a fresh sherry Octave cask, and spent another 8 months …

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[2 Sep 2010 | 4 Comments | ]

Mortlach is a distillery found in the heart of ‘Speyside’ whisky region, and located in the city of Dufftown (where 6 other well known distilleries are located). Founded at 1823 it is owned by Diageo, and most of its 6 Million litres of spirit (produced yearly) go into Diageo blends (mainly JW). Due to this it’s not easy finding …