- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
- Bottling serie
- Rare Old Highland Malt - white label
- Stated Age
- 15 years old
- 40.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 09 Oct 2009 10:44 pm
3 × in wishlist
30 × member ratings
49 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Mortlach 15-year-old GM
6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.89 points
- Part of a 5 decades Mortlach 15yo tasting
very light. Waxy, light tropical fruit, nuts, salmiak. Dried wood.
reasonable body for only 40%. Quite dry in the mouth. Tropical fruit peels, orange.
light and dry. Here some sherry influences. Dark chocolate and cocoa at the end.
Weighed and found wanting.
Quite fresh, fruity sweetness, nuts, grass, flowers.
Malty, not that sweet, a bit of nuts, plums.
A hint of smoke, sweetness, malt.
- The sherry maturation is bold without being dominating. The meaty, chewy dried fruit nature of Mortlach is still there. It comes out more after a bit of time in the glass. All in all, a well made, well matured, reasonably priced version of Mortlach.
Immediately sherried. A substantial range of ripe rich fresh and dried fruits (apricots, guava, plums, dates, prunes, and raisins), mellow oak and soft malt, a hint of molasses or brown sugar, fresh green apples, a bit of floral greenness and peppermint menthol, a rich dark soil note, and a bit of tangerine fruit and peel.
A moments pause followed by wonderfully integrated sherry maturation. Sustained mouth watering raisins and other dried fruits (prunes, dates, figs, dark cherries), sugar syrup with a touch of dried leaves, mixed baking spices (cinnamon, clove, and ginger), and milk chocolate turning to dark chocolate.
Mixed oranges and tangerines, a bit of espresso, a hint of roast beef, just a touch of licorice, and mellow oak and drying olorosso sherry tannins.
- Note by Serge Valentin from whiskyfun.com:
Mortlach 15 yo (40%, Gordon & MacPhail, licensed bottling, +/-1995) Just checked, I’ve never written any tasting notes for this famous baby. Shame on me. This is still the version that was saying ‘rare old Highland Malt’, not ‘Speyside’. Colour: gold. Nose: oh lovely. Tobacco, dandelions, a very mild metallic/earthy side, some roasted nuts, a slice of Spanish ham (whatever), some honey, roasted chestnuts, some toffee, chocolate, coffee… Everything’s pretty perfect, especially balance and complexity. Mouth: a little wacky, but that’s an asset. Tin, coins, cigars, bitter chocolate, dry malt (some kind of strange beverage that our very good friends the English would drink), and then litres and litres of walnut wine. Only the body’s a little thin, but that’s the low strength. Finish: a little short but the flavours are perfect, from salty mustard to walnuts and bitter chocolate. Sadly, the aftertaste is difficult, cardboardy and drying. Stale orange juice. Comments: everything was just perfect, till the rather terrible aftertaste. It lost a good ten points there. Now, they also had versions at high strength.SGP:362 - 78 points.
and fruity aroma, orange, peat, tinned pears, blackcurrants,
gooseberries and vanilla. Vanilla sweet taste, gooseberry jam, green
pepper, malt, herbs and walnuts. Medium long, malty and herbal end.