This is a 12 year old single malt produced at the Mortlach distillery in Speyside, unveiled in 2018 as part of a trio (including a 16 Year Old and a 20 Year Old). This particular expression features the subtitle The Wee Witchie, which comes from the name of the tiny still that distils a portion of the whisky. It’s drawn from bourbon and sherry casks, and packs a hearty punch of meaty Mortlach-y malt at its core, supported by dried fruit and toffee notes.
Nose: Damson, toasted almond, cinder toffee and heavy barley.
Palate: Warming oak and soft raisins, with a bit of olive oil salinity mixed in.
Finish: A bit jammy, a bit nutty, some lingering citrus oils cutting through.