|Serie||Diageo Special Releases 2004|
|Bottled for||Diageo Special Releases|
|Cask Type||Ex-Bourbon Casks|
|Cask Number||Bottle code L49X00001987|
|Condition||In Original Damaged Box, Lower Filling|
In the heart of Speyside, where the whispers of tradition echo through the distillery walls, Mortlach has woven another chapter of its storied legacy. The Mortlach 32 Years Old, part of the Diageo Special Releases 2004, is a crowning jewel that pays homage to the distillery's commitment to craftsmanship and exceptional single malt Scotch whisky. Distilled in 1971 and bottled in 2004 at a dignified 50.1% ABV, this expression, matured on Ex-Bourbon casks, stands as a testament to the enduring allure of Mortlach's spirit.
Heritage of Mortlach Distillery:
Mortlach Distillery, known for its robust and complex whiskies, has a history that dates back to 1823. With a meticulous approach to distillation and a unique method known as the "2.81 times" distillation process, Mortlach has carved a niche for itself in the world of Scotch whisky. The Mortlach 32 Years Old Diageo Special Releases 2004 is a reflection of the distillery's dedication to producing exceptional expressions that embody the essence of Speyside.
Maturation on Ex-Bourbon Casks:
The choice of Ex-Bourbon casks for the maturation of this Mortlach expression brings forth the influence of American oak, contributing to the whisky's character with vanilla, caramel, and a delicate oakiness. The 32 years spent in these casks allowed the spirit to evolve, marrying the rich flavors of Mortlach's distillate with the subtleties imparted by the seasoned wood.
Pouring a dram of the Mortlach 32 Years Old Diageo Special Releases 2004 unveils a liquid symphony that dances between time and tradition. The nose is an intricate tapestry of dried fruits, honey, and a touch of spice. Raisins, apricots, and vanilla mingle with a subtle hint of oak, creating an olfactory experience that anticipates the complexity within.
On the palate, the whisky unfolds with a velvety texture, delivering a rich and nuanced palate. The sweetness of toffee, dark chocolate, and candied orange peels harmonizes with the warm embrace of oak. Mortlach's signature meaty and robust character emerges, adding depth and complexity to the tasting experience. The 50.1% ABV provides a perfect balance, allowing the flavors to shine without overwhelming the palate.
The finish is a lingering celebration of time, with the oak-induced spiciness and dried fruit sweetness gradually fading into a warm and satisfying conclusion. Each sip is a journey through the decades, a testament to the artistry of Mortlach's distillation and the patient maturation process.
Limited Edition Rarity:
With only 2160 bottles released as part of the Diageo Special Releases 2004, the Mortlach 32 Years Old is a rare and collectible gem. The limited availability adds to its desirability, making each bottle a coveted piece for enthusiasts and collectors seeking a distinctive and exceptional addition to their whisky cabinet.
The Mortlach 32 Years Old Diageo Special Releases 2004 is not just a whisky; it's a celebration of time, tradition, and Mortlach's enduring spirit. As you savor each sip, you embark on a journey through the decades, experiencing the evolution of flavors and aromas that define this exceptional expression. For those fortunate enough to acquire a bottle, it's not just a purchase; it's an investment in a moment, a connection to the rich history of Mortlach Distillery, and a toast to the timeless allure of Scotch whisky.