Mortlach 1997

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Managers' Choice
Stated Age
11 years old
Bourbon American Oak
Number of bottles
57.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
21 Sep 2009 11:31 am
Non-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 999,00

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Whisky Reviews for Mortlach 1997

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.23 points

  1. schengel10 scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    I probably could not really judge this malt in 2014 yet. But I know that this was a very high price was called!
    • Nose
      a slightly "sterile" note, maybe lime, sweet malt, vanilla;
    • Taste
      diluted: explosive, sweet onset, bright fruits, vanilla;
    • Finish
      medium-length, warming finish;

  2. alex..w..fan did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Note by Serge Valentin from whiskyfun.com:

    Mortlach 1997/2009 'Managers' Choice' (57.1%, OB, cask #6802, 240 bottles) Matured in bourbon American oak. Colour: white wine. Nose: it’s not an extravagant malt whisky when undiluted but it does show a little more character than the 1987 indeed. Whiffs of vanilla, fresh mint leaves, lime and a little rhubarb. Also ‘green’ apples. With water: even more menthol, liquorice, hints of cinchona, fern… The vanilla faded away whilst the grassiness got bigger, until the vanilla got very big again after fifteen minutes. Glimmering vanilla? Mouth (neat): much, much easier to sip than the 1987 when unreduced, even if it’s some hot whisky indeed. Creamy mouth feel, on lemon coated with white chocolate and vanilla sauce. Apple compote. With water: now it tastes more or less the same as the 1987, maybe a tad less grassy and a little more vanilled. Finish: long, sweet, nervous. Strawberries. Comments: tastes young but this ‘responsiveness’ is most pleasant. It does not have the faint meatiness than other Mortlachs often display. SGP:551 - 84 points.

  3. Willie JJ scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Really a very nice if somewhat uncharacteristic Mortlach.
    • Nose
      Amazingly fruity for Mortlach. The meatiness is there, but it's subdued.
      Plenty of pears and stewed rhubarb, heather honey and some acetone.
      Light smoke (burnt heather). Water lightens it significantly and brings
      lemon soap.
    • Taste
      Lemon drops, sharp, very citrussy, then sugar sweetness. Water makes the
      palate sparkle. Still plenty of lemon, but much fresher.
    • Finish
      Intensely drying sweet/bitter lemon. Long waves of throbbing sweetness.
      With water a bit of spicy fizz appears, it's less dry and much longer. A
      slight sherbetty note too.


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