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Old Particular Consortium of Cards Ace of Spades Mortlach 13


16th November 2017
Douglas Laing unveil the final release in their Consortium of Cards series: Old Particular Ace of Spades Mortlach 13 Year Old .

Old Particular Consortium of Cards Ace of Spades Mortlach 13 year oldIndependent bottler Douglas Laing & Co has unveiled the final release in its Old Particular "Consortium of Cards" series and they are finishing of the series with what else but an Ace. This time Douglas Laing have dealt us an Old Particular Ace of Spades Mortlach 13 Year Old single malt whisky.

The fourth and final planned bottling in the specialist Single Cask series this year, it was finished in a single Pedro Ximinez Sherry Butt, and DL's tasting notes include cinnamon, macerated plums, a burst of rich fruits and a chocolate orange finish.

Like the previous releases in the series it has been bottled at 50% ABV without colouring or chill-filtration and there will be 521 bottles are available globally.

The Ace of Spades joins the earlier releases in the Consortium of Cards series; a Laphroaig 18 Years Old named "Queen of the Hebrides", a Port Dundas 28 Year Old named "The Crackerjack" and a Ben Nevis 20 Year Old, entitled "King of the Hills".

Fred Laing, Managing Director the Glasgow based independent whisky bottler commented on the release, saying: "Our Old Particular Consortium of Cards series has allowed us to highlight and celebrate some particularly tempting casks from our family vaults throughout this year. Our decision to finish this Mortlach Malt in a PX butt has certainly paid dividends, with the resulting spirit showing incredible depth, plus a rich and indulgent character. We’re thrilled to show our "ace card" to see off 2017!"

As well as this Old Particular Consortium of Cards Ace of Spades Mortlach 13 year old whisky Douglas Laing have also revealed a mouth watering line up of Old Particular bottlings in their latest outturn line-up of Old Particular bottlings, including the following, amongst others:
  • Glenlossie 19 Year Old which they described as a a toffee-sweet Speyside whisky.
     
  • Linkwood 20 Year Old showing caramelised banana, whilst the Highland region is represented by a polished-wood style.
     
  • Glengoyne 20 Year Old, a waxed-orange and buttered toast style.
     
  • Tullibardine 24 Year Old.
     
  • Ledaig 15 which they say is particularly peated.
     
  • Strathclyde Distillery 1990, a single cask, single grain whisky which they say shows a rich and spicy toffee character, with a moreish, caramel bon-bon finish.

All these Old Particular bottlings, including the Old Particular Ace of Spades Mortlach 13 Year Old, will be available from specialist online whisky retailers such as Master of Malt
 

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