Mortlach 16

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Mortlach was the name of the original village which sprang up around the abbey of the name, founded by Saint Moluag in the 7th century. With the building of Dufftown...

Mortlach was the name of the original village which sprang up around the abbey of the name, founded by Saint Moluag in the 7th century. With the building of Dufftown in 1817 the old name fell in abeyance – apart from the distillery.

The distillery was the first to be licensed within Dufftown, being founded by James Findlater, Donald Mackintosh and Alex Gordon in 1823. 

 

  • Region: Speyside
  • Distillery: Mortlach 
  • Age/Name: 16
  • Size: 70cl
  • Strength: 43.4% ABV
  • Bottled By: Distiller 
  • Chill-Filtered: yes 
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    The nose opens with orange marmalade and ripe banana. Gentle cinnamon and apricots mingle together in the background. Time in the glass allows soft heather honey elements to come through.
     
    Palate matches the nose well, distinctly meaty/waxy quality to the mouthfeel from the 2.81 distillation cycle. Slightly more spicy than the nose. Time in glass brings out brown sugar and cherry. Gentle oak influence from the barrel.
     
    Finish is medium long and dominated with sweet spicy fruit.