ADELPHI MORTLACH 17 YO 58.1%
17 Years Old Speyside 58.1% Vol
1 of only 223 bottles
Drawn from a first-fill American Oak ex-Bourbon Barrel, the colour of Chardonnay and a moderate bead. On the nose we found brandy butter, orange peel, rice pudding, marmalade, barley sugar and papaya. The palate is initially sweet with sugared almonds, fruit cocktail juice, coconut tray bake, hazelnuts. A multi-layered dram with lovely confectionary notes
In 1923, John Walker and Sons acquired the distillery from then owner Alexander Cowie and two years later, they in turn became part of Distillers Company Limited, and subsequently Scottish Malt Distillers and then Diageo. There have been a few official releases as well as a selection of independent bottlings.
Mortlach had its own floor maltings until 1968 and remains one of only a handful of distilleries still using wooden worm-tub condensers to cool their spirit. “e distillery is also one of only three distilleries using ‘partial triple distillation’ as also practised at Benrinnes and Springbank. The house style is full, rich, and robust, with the spirit showing a great affinity for sherry wood, resulting in some magnificent older bottlings. (17-year-old Whisky offered by Adelphi)