Old Particular Mortlach 12 Year Old (DL12363) Review

We had a lovely weekend with colder weather and rain but seems like we’re cutting straight into springtime here with warmer weather and greenery everywhere. Time for some springtime fitting whisky, a 12 Year Old Mortlach charged from a single bourbon cask.

Mortlach fitting for springtime? Well, Even though I’m coming from the “whisky fits all seasons” school, if you’re not following this rule, just bear with me for a little more and read the tasting notes below before disagreeing with me.

Douglas Laing Old Particular Mortlach 12 Year Old (DL12363, 48.4%, £60.95/350NIS)

Nose: You feel the Mortlachness here with dense and heavy nose, hazelnuts, fresh grapefruit peels and juice, bread-y, dough, fresh Granny Smith apples, vanilla and a big dash of honey.

Palate: Meaty and chewy, buttered apples, grapefruit juice, bittersweet, a bit of white pepper, oak spice and white peel of grapefruit.

Finish: Medium length, grapefruit bittersweet, oak spice and some apples peels

Thoughts: A real nice and pleasant Mortlach. A solid cask that imparted a lot of grapefruit-ness and somewhat mitigated the classic heavy Mortlach flavors profile. It’s a good sipper for springtime – surely you all agree with me?

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