Established in 1823 by James Findlater in the wake of the Excise act on the site of an older illicit distillery, Mortlach was the first legal distillery in Dufftown. A classic Island dram from the Isle of Skye. Aged for a minimum of 10 years in American oak casks, this welcome member of Diageo's Classic Malts series has been recognized numerous times for its excellence. Immensely satisfying stuff, with whiffs of warm peat blending with coastal air, balanced by orchard fruit and juicy barley. A spectacular after-dinner dram.
This is a 12-year-old single malt produced at the Mortlach distillery in Speyside, unveiled in 2018. This particular expression features the subtitle The Wee Witchie, which comes from the name of the tiny still that distills a portion of the whisky. It's drawn from bourbon and sherry casks and packs a hearty punch of meaty Mortlach-y malt at its core, supported by dried fruit and toffee notes.
ABV: 43.4% | Bottle Size: 700ml