Diageo Releasing Trio of New Mortlach Expressions
Diageo is releasing a trio of new Mortlach expressions: Mortlach 12 Year Old The Wee Witchie, Mortlach 16 Year Old Distiller’s Dram, and Mortlach 20 Year Old Cowie’s Blue Seal. These new expressions are intended to replace the existing Mortlach Rare Old, Mortlach 18 Year Old, and Mortlach 25 Year Old.
Mortlach 12 Year Old The Wee Witchie has been matured in ex-bourbon and sherry casks and is described as having notes of “soft vanilla and Crème Brûlée that transform into gentle, zesty flavors of citrus and cream.” Mortlach 16 Year Old Distiller’s Dram has been matured entirely in sherry casks and is described as having “a sweet, dry baking spice character that moves into a mid-palate of overripe banana and a rich butterscotch finish.” Mortlach 20 Year Old Cowie’s Blue Seal has also been matured entirely in sherry casks and is described as being “a robust liquid that clings to the palate and offers huge bursts of caramelized apple and dark berries.”
All three expressions are bottled at 43.4% ABV (86.8 Proof) and will be available this fall at a suggested price of $50, $100, and $200, respectively.
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