"Stately nose comprised of malted grains, honeysuckle, maple, clove-studded orange, and tobacco. Honey-baked apricot, peanut brittle, and cured meats come to mind on the palate, with toasted oak, candied grapefruit, and green apple on the finish." 93 Points, 2023 Ultimate Spirits Challenge
Mortlach ‘Wee Witchie’ 12 Year Old is a ‘meaty, sulphury’ expression matured in American and European oak ex-Bourbon and Sherry casks to ‘showcase Mortlach’s distillery character’.
"In 1964, the distillery was largely rebuilt and today, houses a unique configuration of six stills. The stills — three wash stills and three spirit stills — are each different shapes and sizes (one still is nicknamed “Wee Witchie” because it is shaped like a witch’s cap), and aren’t paired together. This unusual configuration, together with the partial triple distillation method used at Mortlach Distillery, produces a whisky that is full-bodied and meaty.
This 12 Year "The Wee Witchie" single malt is part of the new core range for Mortlach (replacing their Rare Old, Special Strength, 18 Year and 25 Year). Mortlach whiskies have a signature meaty flavor profile, achieved through a 2.81 times distillation process coined "The Way.” Aged in a combination of in ex-sherry and ex-bourbon casks this Mortlach beast is bottled at 43.4% ABV."