Mortlach - 16 Year Old Flora and Fauna - Speyside Malt Whisky


Mortlach - 16 Year Old Flora and Fauna
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Appearance: Rich deep red.

Body: Full.

Nose (unreduced): Deeply perfumed, tropical fruits and spices.

Nose (30%): Becomes lighter with more honey and a little sulphur and smoke.

Taste: Smooth, sweet and nutty with marzipan, dried fruit and vanilla with a hint of salt and another whiff of sulphur.

Finish: Long, smooth, dry and slightly smoky bitter chocolate finish.

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Category(s):     Single Malt Whisky
Group(s):     Flora & Fauna Selection
Producer: Mortlach
ABV:   43%
Age:   16 Year Old
Brand:   Mortlach
Country of Origin:   Scotland
Distillery:   Mortlach
Region:   Speyside


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3 Product Reviews

Date of Review: Fri, 21 Jun 2013
Review: This is by far the best Flora Fauna in the range!

Date of Review: Fri, 12 Dec 2008
Review: One of the finest drams i have tasted, long, complex and supremly smooth. Such a shame it is becoming so difficult to find.

Date of Review: Tue, 10 Jul 2007
Review: Mortlach's 16 year old is the distinctive Dufftown malt, light years ahead of other releases even from the same distillery. As a Speyside, you'd normally expect a certain softness and some floral notes, but this is simply amazing - so gentle, the spirit just warms the throat without burning, and the palate is quite marvellous, with hints of lavender and thyme.

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Producer Information

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 uniques distillation process which distills the spirit 2 times. This, combined with the worm tubs used to condense the spirit, give 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.

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