Country: Scotland
Region: Speyside
Type: Single Malt
Bottler: Distiller
ABV: 43.4%
Score: 94 points

Mortlach Rare Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Image courtesy Diageo.This is one of four new Mortlach distillery bottlings to be released in July of 2014, and these tasting notes are based on early production runs. They will be updated when the bottlings are released if there are significant differences.

The nose is complex, vibrant, and fruity with good spices, roasted pork with juices, and notes of orange peel, peach pie, and a hint of apple cobbler. The taste is spicy with cinnamon and white pepper notes that fade slowly, orange sauce on pork, brown sugar, allspice, and marzipan. The finish has a fruitiness that takes over with blood orange and peach notes, along with hints of brown sugar and chocolate. A splash of water opens up the fruitiness. Outstanding! (November, 2013)