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Mortlach 13 Years Old Special Release 2021


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Mortlach, the Beast of Dufftown, is darkly robust, a true creature of the moonlight shadows; this expression presents finely tuned highlights that pour from its rich, primal heart. A magnificently intense, well-structured Mortlach with a character that rises to new heights inspired by virgin casks.

Vol: 700ml

Alc%: 55.9%

Brand: Mortlach

Country: Scotland

Tasting note:

Appearance: Full gold. Very good beading.

Nose: A mellow and rounded nose-feel lulls the senses, then introduces a first soaring note of freshly oiled wood. Next, rising through this, savoury and meaty notes suggest the beast within yet also carry a sweet tartness, suggesting roast pheasant with redcurrant jelly. The senses are heightened as these pitch perfect aromas in turn reveal a deeper moorland base-note, rich in heather pollen and freshly crushed herbs. A drop of water completes the anticipation, bringing out a sweet, fruity hint of lime.

Body: Medium to full.

Palate: The pleasure builds still more, as a big, supersmooth texture envelops the palate. The wonderfully intense taste is vanilla-sweet yet easily embraces a savoury finish, spicy-dry as the new oak makes its presence felt, with a surprising kick of chilli-pepper in the swallow. Magnificently feral and full of life on the palate, these flavours race across the tongue.

Finish: Long and deeply impressive, with power, fruit and spiciness in perfect harmony as a warming peppery glow spreads out in the aftertaste, in which a dash of water brings up a fresh floral-herbal note to light the deepening night.