Overall rating
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Rare Old
Calculated age
54 years old
1st Fill Sherry Butt
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
29 Sep 2009 10:50 pm

Average value

€ 2846.77

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76 × member ratings

41 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Mortlach 1954 GM

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.80 points

  1. Barbone scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  2. Mannix65 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  3. Eclectic Scotchist scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Rather heavy-bodied. After a fantastic nose, the palate and finish for me doesn't follow up on that as well as they should - the taste is a bit thin (all things considered) and the finish lacks some flavour concentration. In the end it is a great dram though, and I hope to taste it again :)
    • Nose
      Wonderful sherry mixed with a bit of honey, nutty oak, just a tad of pleasant and fitting sulfur, somewhat herbal, anise, dried cherries, quite tannic in a very fitting way, dark berries, some prunes or raisins, candied grapefruit, tobacco, some beautiful zestiness, toffee, leather, steak, polished wood, wood-spices galore, freshly ground coffee, quite complex, a trace amount of smoke, a bit of ginger and other 'Christmassy' spices, minerals, milk chocolate (?), some earthiness, freshly squeezed fruit juices.
    • Taste
      Tobacco, very spicy, candied grapefruit, a bit herbal, sherry, some tropical fruits, leather, some pine needles (?), fruit juices all over the place, some honey, a trace amount of mint (?), some 'fruity wax', a small very pleasant sulfur presence (in your face Jim Murray).
    • Finish
      Medium in length - smoke, honeyed sherry, some nutty flavours, minerals, grapefruit, spicy oak, some dry and really dark sherry at the very end that lingers forever (typical of older Mortlachs in my experience), some white pepper.

  4. Falnor scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Just briliant to have a go at something this old. Something you just have to try
    • Nose
      What to expect from such an oldie?

      Quite elegant in fact. Stewed fruit, dried fruit and some nuts. To me old whiskies have this caraway seed smell and taste and this one is no exception. Nice and dusty.
    • Taste
      A good and strong body. The wood delivers without sucking all the flavours away. Cake and cream. Milk chocolate and extra sweetness from marzipan. Licorice, bananas and herbs from the garden like parsley and a bit of chives. Dried leaves.
    • Finish
      Big and just great, perhaps not that long, but the memory remains...

  5. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    sample from Whiksy in Leiden 2014
    • Nose
      oily, fruity - pear and orange, almond paste, very old and dusty whisky
    • Taste
      woody, white pepper, spices, honey, creamy and forest fruits - blackberries
    • Finish
      liquorice, fudge and a touch of smoke

  6. Willie JJ scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    I'm really at a loss to make a sensible description of this. Its simply
    wonderful. The nose keeps you occupied almost indefinitely and the
    taste does nothing to disappoint. The signs of age are there but it is
    venerable. If only there was a way to make whisky like this that didn't
    involve half a century of waiting. Magnificent!
    • Nose
      Incredible subtlety. Guava, mango and buckets of tropical fruits. Just a hint of linseed.
    • Taste
      A rush of dark bitter oranges, barley sugars, some woodiness, but not overly spicey, then orange sherbet.
    • Finish
      Gentle, long, drying, subtle.

  7. j j scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    single dram note, whisky in leiden
    • Nose
      magnifecent nose, like benriach 76,

      guave, mango, honey covered pears.
    • Taste
      a hint of wood, and a sublime smooth character.

      full on flavour. baked banana. brown sugar
    • Finish
      long and warm, everlasting love

  8. cuhp scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A tad too bitter, but super nose. Tasted blindly.
    • Nose
      Old school Speyside profile with strawberries, oak, shoe polish, warehouse and gummy bears. There is a medicinal note in the background. Very complex and ever changing. 
    • Taste
      Slightly peaty with lots of warehouse, dust and nuts.
    • Finish
      Just like the taste, but accompanied by cinnamon and bitterness. 

  9. Eclectic Scotchist scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  10. newman346 scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Color: Too cold, unnatural thinness is eerie. Nose: Powan and thin, melted chocolate feeling. The GM smell is good. Attack: No stickiness? Smooth. Hot feeling warm with not holding anything in crepe. Body: No metabolic feeling, no sense of plenty. Light grade as aged within 20 years. Taste: It's like Middle Age? As GM long ripe Mortlach, it is too neat. No sense of wheat and no egg. Custard feeling, cream feeling is the best after the soft puff cream became warm. It is perfect for Karintō. With a faint sharpness, I want to eat Sakiya 's fried rice box lunch from Shin - Yokohama station. Finish: It is relaxing. The thin caramel is coming out. Return a light milkshake's incense sparkling fireworks, GM Shower! https://whisky2010.usukeba.com/u/whisky2010/1fyhars8u4uxjt


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