Mortlach 'The Lure of the Blood Moon' (Cask Strength) - Special release 2022

Profile Single Malt
Region Speyside
Body Whiskey

Part of the Special Releases from Diageo, this is the 2022 bottling Mortlach ‘The Lure of the Blood Moon’. Legend has it, one fateful night the moon turned blood-red in the Mortlach sky and a mysterious alchemy came to pass. Deep inside the Mortlach stills, the blood moon’s seductive ruby richness and dark complexity transformed Mortlach itself with a rare and bewitching nature.

This Mortlach was finished in a combination of Virgin Oak, Tawny Port and Red Muscat wine casks enhancing its deep amber colour; bottled at cask strength, 57.8%

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Tasting Notes

On the nose
Robust savoury, rich notes evoke a hearty cassoulet with haricots, tomatoes, spicy sausage, and crisp pork belly. Intriguing aromas of grape and red wine entwine with this meatiness then, as the nose develops, become more mineral.
On the palate
Rich and smoothly mouth-filling in texture, while the deep and intense taste is sweetly fruity rather than meaty, and spicy-dry, as the virgin oak makes its presence felt. Magnificently lively, with a richly layered taste, in which hints of ginger lead a spicy dance.
Product Notes
Long and deeply impressive, with power, fruit and black pepper in perfect harmony, a spicy kick as it goes down and a warming glow spreading across the palate. Finally, the palate is left dry, bathed in a glorious afterglow.