Mortlach Rare Old

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Thanks to /u/cpfselfbuilt for the sample.

Mortlach has gone from “the Speyside we don’t know about” to being “the awkward elephant in the room of only Scotch nerds who don’t really know social niceties.”

Yeah, that may be projecting. At least that’s it for me. A few years ago, I didn’t have many chances to try Mortlach whiskies. Part of that is due to the fact that Mortlach never released a single malt themselves. They were there in name only, or used for their equipment. Well until 1897.

The first official bottling came out in 2002. Before that the closest thing you could get were the Gordon & MacPhail bottlings. That doesn’t fill up the market for things to try. Also they use a ‘partial triple distillation’ method that makes my head hurt. Honestly, ask /u/unclimbability to explain it. I get dizzy just trying. Simple sells. Just look at some…

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