Posts Tagged “Mortlach”

Mortlach 18, Signatory Vintage 1998 The Whisky Exchange Exclusive (55.8%)

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Mortlach 18, Signatory Vintage 1998 The Whisky Exchange Exclusive (55.8%)

I saved the best of the quartet of TWE exclusives for last, and after my Baltic vacation and the crazy two weeks I had at work following my two week absence, I’m back to tasting whisky.   This is a cask strength Signatory Vintage Mortlach, that unlike the vast majority of Mortlach expressions I’ve had,…

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Mortlach 12 Year Old – G&M Bottled 1960s (40%)

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Mortlach 12 Year Old – G&M Bottled 1960s (40%)

I’ve come back to revisiting the other old Mortlach expressions we tasted at the Gordon & MacPhail Mortlach tasting at the 2015 Whisky Show in London. I published my full account of the masterclass in my review of the 75 Year Old Mortlach Generations, and recommend you read that account before coming back to this…

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Mortlach Generations 75 Year Old – The Last Cask From the 1930s!!

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Mortlach Generations 75 Year Old – The Last Cask From the 1930s!!

In November 1939 World War II was only a formality on the British Isles. War was declared in September, but the actual fighting was yet to come. In fact, it was still 10 months away when on November 17th, 1939 a first fill sherry cask was filled with Mortlach new make, under the instructions of…

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Back to the 1930s – Finnish Fellowship of Whisky Tasting – Guest Post by Henrik Malmberg

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Back to the 1930s – Finnish Fellowship of Whisky Tasting – Guest Post by Henrik Malmberg

To start with I can tell you that the tasting was held in Finnish capital of Helsinki by our whisky club, The Fellowship of Whisky (VYS, Viskin Ystävien Seura), and this was the 14th tasting in a series called “The Rare and Old”. We did a similar tasting about two years ago, with the title “War…

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Gordon & MacPhail’s new Private Collection Ultra – Masterclass at The Whisky Show

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Gordon & MacPhail’s new Private Collection Ultra – Masterclass at The Whisky Show

Gordon & MacPhail’s just saw the transfer of management from the third to the fourth generation and the completion of this move, with the retirement of Michael Urquhart. To celebrate that, the four Urquhart third generationals each chose a cask together with their children continuing in the business, which were the basis for the new Private…

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Mortlach Rare Old – A Whisky That’s Actually Neither Rare Nor Old

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Mortlach Rare Old – A Whisky That’s Actually Neither Rare Nor Old

Tonight will be a Mortlach night! Five whisky crazed friends are getting together at my house to share five premium bottles of Mortlach and in honor of this event, I’ll post my notes on the Mortlach Rare and Old I tasted at the Show in London. The show featured the Rare Old and the 25,…

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One Quick Dram: Douglas Laing Provenance 12 Years Old Autumn Distillation Mortlach Whisky Tasting Notes

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One Quick Dram: Douglas Laing Provenance 12 Years Old Autumn Distillation Mortlach Whisky Tasting Notes

This is the youngest Mortlach I ever had, and It still had some developing to do. It seems Mortlach whiskys need to be into their teens before they really shine. One of the nice things one can say about Diageo is that they do tend to allow their official bottlings to mature to the “right” age…

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One Quick Dram: Mortlach 16 Flora and Fauna

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One Quick Dram: Mortlach 16 Flora and Fauna

Diageo’s rollout of the official releases of Mortlach is drawing near, and it’s getting harder to find other expressions of Mortlach, especially bottles of the only official release from the distillery, the Flora and Fauna Mortlach 16 year. As I’m reviewing an older expression, I’ll keep my thoughts on the Mortlach move for my tasting…

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