Mortlach 20yr Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Mortlach 20yr Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Item # 39899 750mL
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ABV
43.40%
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Tasting Notes

The dense, mature character this malt is famous for is unmistakable from the first pass. The notes and noticeably more complex and darker than the other two expressions. Notes include hunting shack, meat and sweet veggies bubbling in the cauldron. After a little time some light peaks through with dried apricot and tropical fruits then later minced meat pie, butterscotch and peanut brittle. A spectacular dram.


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Astor's Glossary of Terms

Scotch

As a synonym for Scottish, some people object to the term “Scotch” – but as far as their whisky goes, the Scottish people are required by law to classify the spirit as “Scotch whisky.”

Scotland

History:
Distillation was brought to Scotland from Ireland by missionary monks in the 6th century. In 1644, the first taxes were imposed on Scottish distillers by England, with the result that most of the nation’s whisky was soon distilled illicitly. With the Parliament’s passing of the “Excise Act” in 1824, licensing fees for distilleries were much cheaper. Distilleries started to take out...

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