Mortlach 1972 22 Years – Rare Malts Selection
Mortlach 1972 22 Years from the Rare Malts Selection – Natural Cask Strength. Distilled in 1972 and bottled at cask strength 22 years later as part of the “Rare Malts Selection”.
The “Rare Malts Selection” is a series of single malt whiskies from casks of closed distilleries or from distilleries that do not market bottlings independently. These include Rosebank, Linkwood and Port Ellen, for example. They are normally cask strength bottlings that were distilled in the 1960s, 1970s or early 1980s and laid down to mature for at least 18 years. The series appeared from around 1995 to 2005 and was marketed by independent bottler Diageo. The series has now been discontinued, being replaced by the annual “Special Releases”. The individual Rare Malt bottlings are highly sought after by collectors.
Mortlach is the oldest legal whisky distillery in Dufftown, Scotland, and was founded in 1823 under the name “Dufftown Distillery”. Mortlach is now part of Diageo. Mortlach did not bottle any whiskies itself for a considerable period, which is why some independent bottlers have some very old Mortlach bottlings in their range. Single malts from Mortlach are very rare. The taste can be described as very strong.
- Producer: Mortlach
- Type: Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Alcohol content: 65.3% ABV
- Origin: Scotland/Speyside
- Net fill quantity: 0.2 litre (200 ml)
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