- Single Malt
- Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
- Bottling serie
- Rare Old Highland Malt - black label
- Stated Age
- 15 years old
- 40.0 % Vol.
- 750 ml
- Bottle code
- Added on
- 10 Oct 2009 2:45 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Mortlach 15-year-old GM
8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.90 points
- dark golden - copper; very good nose: Sherry + raisins, candied fruits, almonds ?, marzipan? G: despite the fact that only 40% are very and unpleasantly alcoholic. The sweet sherry direction and the fruits are slowly getting through.
The body is well developed, but not too oily. A: long, alcoholic, some fruit, sweet - then bitter. Typical case of a whisky in which the nose is better by far
as the taste. Water does not elicit any new flavors from this dram.
- Conclusion: this is a nice old G&M bottling, quite straightforward but very good in achieving it's goal to deliver a high quality whisky.
This was a bottling from the mid-'70s. Let's see if it is as classic as the bottling date suggests. Yep, seems like a nice G&M bottling from that time: orange juice, mint, fennel and coriander seeds, a hint of wood smoke and dried fruit (apricot, sultanas and dates). The only positive difference from other G&M (CC) bottlings is that this one has more weight and consistency. Maybe it's because of the production technique at Mortlach, with worm tubs to cool the spirit? Anyhow, it works. The combination makes me think of a Moroccan tagine with ras al hanout, and dates as a side dish. Later, tobacco and leather pop up, nice.
Lovely sweet and medium sour sherry profile, with plenty of orange, tangerine and the aforementioned dried fruits. It's even slightly on balsamico, yet it's not disburbing. Mint, Moroccan spices, leather and tobacco complement the taste.
Long, mild with a perfect acidity, delivered by the sherry casks. It's more on orange, Dutch appelstroop, leather and spices.
- Blind tasting of a sample. Nice old school sherry influence. Made me think of a 15-year-old Linkwood from Gordon & MacPhail from the same era and with the same label that I had tasted recently. Remarkable that these are so much alike.
Overripe plum, cherry, raisin, chocolate and kiwi. Lovely nose.
Plum, toffee, chocolate, cherry, kiwi, tobacco, pepper, leather and almond.
Plum, chocolate, raisin, leather, kiwi and grape.
- More juicy and light than the usual meaty characteristics of Mortlach. Old skool whisky. Always a treat.
Juicy fruitiness and oranges and tangerines. Hints of sherry. Delicate oak.
Quite rich and round. Stewed fruits of figs and dates. Sweet treacle and some pepper. Nutiness and cinnamon. Slightly smoky.
Long and sweet. Becomes dryer at te end. Some tannins.
- see notes E.Elixer for good notes - 85p.
sample available on: whiskysample.nl
- N: spices, warm apple pie and some citrus
T: tobacco, some fruits and nutmeg
F: ginger, dusty and orange peel
sample available on www.whiskysample.nl
tasted with Aby
- Score for a bottle from around 1985