Distilled and matured by the experts and unmoved from its original warehouse since 1971, Mortlach 47-Year-Old is the oldest ever bottling direct from the Mortlach distillery.
Mortlach has to date been considered a closely guarded secret of the whisky world. Revered as 'The Beast of Dufftown' for its rich character, Mortlach has a very unique distillation process. Since 1896 Mortlach has been precisely 2.81 times distilled, it is a mysterious method simply called ‘The Way’, made even more curious by the whimsical hum reverberating from the copper stills.
The Singing Stills series celebrates the mysterious notes coming from the stills and the unusual robust character of Mortlach, which sets the liquid apart from the sweet and mellow style of other Speyside whiskies. Ewan Gunn, Global Mortlach Ambassador comments, “This Mortlach 47-Year-Old, is an exquisite Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Mortlach’s exceptionally bold and complex flavours, effortlessly bridge the gap between mellow and smoky. Authentic in character, Mortlach 47-Year-Old delivers a velvety body with notes of honey, hot toasted wood and dark chocolate leaving a buttery smoothness, with a touch of smoke to finish.”
Aromatic and exotic with orchard and tropical fruits followed by honey and waxy notes. Subtle spice notes emerge with sage, rosemary, incense and myrrh followed by a faint touch of smoke.
Medium to rich.
Soft, ripe fruits with an intriguing combination of sweet and sour notes – umeshu plums and peaches are both present. These are balanced by firm tannins and a rich earthiness with just a little smoke
Earthy and spicy with a touch of wood ash.