The Whisky Shop Dufftown's First Bottling

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Mortlach 1998

Working with Gordon & MacPhail The WSD has produced it's first bottling and it's a real stunner.  Being based in Dufftown our first bottling had to be a Mortlach.  This cask strength non coloured non chill-filtered Mortlach is from a Refill Sherry Hogshead.  It was selected by The Whisky Shop Dufftown owner Mike Lord.  We've nicknamed it 'The PM' , the peated Mortlach (well it is election time in the UK), as it has a defined smokiness which was described by one expert as like cigar smoke.  Until the end of the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival it will be on offer at £40.00 per bottle (price after that £45.00).

We hope to work with other companies in the future to make available exclusive single cask malt whisky which is a bit different!

Tasting Notes

Nose: A complex noise of fruit cake and freshly baked chocolate cookies with further layers of plums, raisins, spearmint, menthol and hint of smoke from a heather bonfire.

Taste: Very rich and creamy in the mouth with flavours of chocolate fruit and nut, rum and raisin ice cream, honey and in the background definite phenol notes.

Finish: Long with a dark chocolate and raisins with a smoked chipotle chilli edge.

First bottling from The WSD