COLOUR Dark golden.
BODY Light to medium.
FINISH Long and delicate.
CASK TYPE Refill Sherry casks
STYLE Sweet and Sherried.
AROMA WITHOUT WATER Initially sweet, fresh and fragrant with a distinct malty nose. Citrus elements develop - fresh orange peel. Well rounded.
TASTE WITHOUT WATER More subtle sweetness, hints of candied fruits. A rounded Sherry edge is evident and some raisin and sultana notes emerge.
AROMA WITH WATER Malty and fresh on the nose with a subtle sweetness present, defined Sherry influences and a hint of chocolate and orange linger in the background.
TASTE WITH WATER Light and very delicate with a subtle malty edge, with a rounded Sherry influence and a hint of vanilla also. Slightly mouth warming.
WATER SOURCE: SPRINGS IN THE CONVAL HILLS.
Mortlach's main claim to fame is that it was the first of seven distilleries to be built in and around Dufftown. The distillery operates a unique distillation process which distils the spirit 2.5 times. This, combined with the worm tubs used to condense the spirit, gives the whisky the complexity for which it is renowned. This also makes the whisky suitable for longer ageing. Unlike most distilleries in Scotland, Mortlach was given permission to remain in production during most of World War II. Gordon & MacPhail have stocks of the rare war years whisky.