Whisky "Mortlach" 12 Years Old, gift box, 0.7 L
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Reviews of purchase "Mortlach" 12 Years Old, gift box, 0.7 L
Whiskey brilliant golden-amber color.
Whisky has a soft velvety taste. With the first breath felt sweet and fresh notes - gingerbread, glucose syrup, caramel, hazelnut nougat and orange peel. In the development of the whiskey shows tones of dark chocolate and bitter almonds. The finish is long and dry, adorned with notes of earth, oak, spice, tobacco leaves and candied tropical fruit.
The aroma of whiskey reveals sweet nutty notes, followed by spicy tones (clove and cinnamon) and surrounded by fresh notes of green apple and lemon peel. At the end of the nuances of light added molasses, raisins, white flowers and creamy toffee.
The classic digestif, whiskey blends in well with coffee and cigar.
In recent years, the output under the brand Mortlah produced infrequently and in small batches, but in 2014 the situation has changed. "Mortlach" 18 Years Old - single malt Scotch whiskey, which has become the new official release Mortlah in addition to its line of "Rare Old" and exclusive series " Special Strength ", produced for the global retail chains. Whiskey "Mortlah" was kept for 18 years in oak casks of sherry first filling and American oak barrels reuse. The bottle, which put the whiskey is made in the laconic "masculine" design and is enclosed in a decorative metal frame.
In 2015, "Mortlah" 18-year-old won the gold medal in the category "Best Single Malt Scotch 18 Years" at the contest "International Whisky Competition". In the same year the whiskey was awarded a gold medal in the category "Speyside Single Malts 13-18 YO" in the competition "The Scotch Whisky Masters" (The Spirits Business).
Mortlach - the first of seven plants Dafftauna - was created in 1823. Over the years, the plant outbid different companies, the reorganization took place. In 1837 Mortlach bought brothers John and James Grant of the "Glen Grant". They removed the distillation equipment and halted production is likely to reduce competition. Then the plant "silent" for ten years. During this time, it was used as a brewery and, more surprisingly - as the Church. Opened in 1851 under the leadership of Alexander Gordon, Mortlach while releasing whiskey called "John Gordon". The next owner, the son of Gordon - George Cowie, modernize production by increasing the number of distillation cubes, paving the railroad that linked the factory to the station Dafftaun installing electric lights and hydraulic lifts in warehouses. Since 1925 the factory belonged to "John Walker & Sons". Today, the production capacity of Mortlach is 2.91 million liters per year. Since the time of George Gordon Cowie, Mortlach has one of the strangest of distillation - 3 double distillation cube, all different sizes, unmatched. But the result - the highest quality whiskey, considered one of the best in Speyside, speaks for itself.