This whisky is another version of Mortlach 16-year-old

Strength: 43.0 %Age: 16Size: 700 mlBottle code: L19X00040388Bottled: 2002

Mortlach 16-year-old

Category Single Malt from Speyside, Scotland
Distillery
District Speyside
Bottler Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie Flora & Fauna
Bottled 2008
Age 16 years old
Strength 43.0 % Vol.
Size 700 ml
Bottle code L8045CS000
Price 149.90$ 203.86£ 118.42
ricallende Review note
about a month ago
ricallende gave this whisky 86 points
Weighted Rate
86
Nose
84
Initial taste
86
Body
86
Finish
87
Price
86
Presentation
86
Corso_theRed Tasting note
less than a year ago
Corso_theRed gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Tawny
Nose

Directly from the sample bottle, I get a delicious dose of smoke – cold campfire, well-cured bacon. After the pour, the slight smokiness is gone though. Now there is dry sherry and a mix of orange peel and a faint oak note. Letting it age again in the glass reinvigorates a slight smokiness. The PPM is very low, and it takes quite a while for it to build up again in conjunction with oxygen.

Taste

Quite mellow! The tannins are well recognizable; it is European oak after all. What makes this dram so interesting is the composition between sweetness, which drives salivation and creates a sticky sensation on the tongue, and, at the same time, I’m getting floral and fresh overtones of green apples and oranges. It is very intriguing, or as some might call it, complex!

Finish

Medium-long. I swear I was always smirking when somebody proclaimed to smell/taste leather and hide, but I actually just had them too, if only ever so slightly. There is also an association with earthiness – cold, wet soil. Oak and delicious dark-chocolate notes linger for a few minutes and paint the finish the way it should be. The bitterness is very well balanced and not overwhelming in my opinion.

Comments

The reputation of this bottling is well justified. This is a very delicious single malt. Now if they only let us have natural coloring and no chill-filtration!

cuhp Tasting note
less than a year ago
cuhp gave this whisky 78 points
Color
Mahogany
Nose

Sherry, dried cranberries, angostura, wood spices, licorice and fudge

Taste

Sherry, almonds, marzipan, wood spices, dry, metallic

Finish

Salt, sherry, metallic

Comments

Okay standard bottling, but the specific bottle I have tasted was too metallic for my taste

KayMeertens Tasting note
less than a year ago
KayMeertens gave this whisky 86 points
Color
Tawny
Nose

Sherry, spicy oak, orange, cherry, nutmeg, cinnamon, plum, caramel, pepper and a bit of malt.

Taste

Sherry, spicy oak, orange, almond, cinnamon, bitter dark chocolate, espresso, vanilla, chestnut, raisin, liquorice, cloves, a slight maltiness and a whiff of smoke.

Finish

Sherry, dark chocolate and burnt wood.

Comments
karlsson60 Tasting note
about a year ago
karlsson60 gave this whisky 91 points
Color
Mahogany
Nose

Honigmelone, Sherry, Trauben, ein Hauch von Karamell, getrocknete Aprikosen, Erdbeermarmelade, Gewuerze (Kuemmel?)

Taste

leicht salzig, wuerzige Eiche, Malz, getrocknete Fruechte

Finish

langanhaltend, salzig, leicht trocken

Comments

perfekt ausgeglichen; gut integrierter Sherry - fuer mich einer der besten im Sherry-Fass ausgebauten Whiskys, die ich bisher probiert habe.

Furtia Review note
about a year ago
Furtia gave this whisky 81 points
Weighted Rate
81
Nose
85
Initial taste
79
Body
79
Finish
81
Price
79
Presentation
84
Erik Elixer Note
about a year ago
Erik Elixer gave this whisky 86 points

N: malty, syrup, strawberries, later the sherry influence - orange and chocolate and wood smoke
T: lemonade syrup, wood, sweat fudge, orange, spicy - cinnamon and a little drying
F: fudge, chocolate and light smoky

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Fagge83 Tasting note
a couple of years ago
Fagge83 gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Mahogany
Nose

Oh, oh, oh big sherry. Solid with figs, lamb and bitter chocolate in perfect symbiosis. Some mint and smoke as well.

Taste

Nuts, walnuts, fruity with a little melon and apricot-vibes. Solid and pleasantly sweet.

Finish

Licorice and beef. Towards the end also some green pepper.

Comments

Incredibly well balanced in its many forms. A huge malt in many ways. True classic

Feusi Tasting note
a couple of years ago
Feusi gave this whisky 88 points
Color
Mahogany
Nose

Fruity sherry with a hint of smoke.

Taste

Comes sweet and very pleasant into the mouth. Dried fruits, chocolate and toffee.

Finish

A realy long finish, pleasant sweet sherry with a beautiful smoky feeling.

Comments

Honestly, this could well be a Macallan

hsmithjr Tasting note
a couple of years ago
hsmithjr gave this whisky 94 points
Color
Mahogany
Nose

Fresh flowers.  Amontillado sherry.  Figs.  Chocolate bars. Peppermint.  Smoke in the background.

Taste

Complex and a sherry monster.  Chocolate covered toffee.  Smoky and full bodied.  Rich red grapes.

Finish

Long, dry, oaky, and smoke ends the finish.

Comments

Beautifully crafted.

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Overall rating
75 member votes
86.38
Average review ratings
Weighted Rate
83.45
Nose - Aroma
84.50
Initial taste
82.50
Body
82.50
Finish
84.00
Price
82.50
Presentation
85.00
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