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Mortlach 25 Year Old Review


28th January 2015
Mortlach 25 Year Old sits at the top of the Mortlach range, a highly complex and multi-faceted single malt.

Sitting at the top of the new premium Mortlach range is the Mortlach 25 Year Old, Mortlach describe this as a highly complex and multi-faceted single malt which combines roasting spices and an almost animal intensity with dense layers of decadent sweetness.

The Mortlach 25 Year Old was matured in refill American oak hogshead casks and bottled at 43.4% ABV.

As you can see from the picture, the new bottling is presented in a highly distinctive engineered style of Mortlach bottle. The design style of the new bottle is rooted in an engineered world and was inspired by the one of the distillery's early owners, entrepreneurial Scottish civil engineer George Cowie, and his gifted and equally ambitious son Dr Alexander Cowie.

Engraved on the bottle is a reference to Mortlach's unusual partial-triple distillation process which is often described as Ď2.81 Distilledí. The engineering cues incorporated in the bottle design are most visible in the metal structure of the 18 year old bottle which protects, enhances and displays the fine single malt within the bottle. The design of the metal structure has been inspired by some of the great engineering feats of the Victorian period, especially the cantilever bridge design made famous on Scotlandís very own Forth Road Bridge.

Since it's launch last year we haven't really heard much about the new whisky and there are very few reviews to be found but luckily for us, Murray Cohen, Order of the Companions of the Quaich Canada and our very own Scotch Malt Whisky Forum member, Quaich1 has kindly submitted a review for us following an "Evening of Scottish Virtuosity" premium whisky tasting event where Mortlach brand ambassador Georgie Bell unveiled the new Mortlach range to East Coast Canada in Toronto. You can read what Murray thought of the Mortlach 25 year old below.

After tasting the Mortlach 25 year old Murray commented: "This reminds me of some of the majestic full-bodied drams that only age can accomplish and clearly it has done so here. For me, the 25 Year is the star of the new Mortlach OB range. Its profile is tempered by it's maturity and all the "i's" are dotted and the "t's" crossed here. It is memorable in quality on the nose, palate and aftertaste. Perfectly balanced."

The Mortlach 25 Year Old is now available from The Whisky Exchange priced £585
 

Mortlach 25 Year Old Review


Review submitted by Murray Cohen, Order of the Companions of the Quaich Canada and our very own Scotch Malt Whisky Forum member, Quaich1.

Bottled at 43.4% ABV.

Murray Cohen's Tasting Notes:

Colour: Clear Bright Amber.

Nose: A magic carpet ride of aromas subtly address the olfactory sense: aromatic pipe tobacco, slices of fresh papaya, a nuttiness, waxy candle, honeysuckle, a hint of black olives and faint black liquorice. The delight here is like the Babushka doll where one aroma is nested in another, metamorphosing by the second and creating aromatic wonder.

Taste:  A rush of "thick" fruitiness shifting to luscious chocolate with an earthy complexion. A lovely presence of white truffles unfolds.

Finish: A long finish. Perfume traces flow like a curvy river bed; the deep aromas and flavors continue to expand like a prism reflecting light. There is so much to explore as layers of fruit and chocolate are peeled back.

Score: 97.5/100
 

Murray Cohen's Evening of Scottish Virtuosity Whisky Reviews


Select a whisky tasted by Murray Cohen at an "Evening of Scottish Virtuosity" where Georgie Bell unveiled the new Mortlach range to East Coast Canada in Toronto and Stuart Brown presented a selection of ultra-premium whiskies.

 

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