Overall rating
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 2:48 pm

Average value

€ 229,00

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43 × member ratings

43 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Mortlach 15-year-old GM

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.88 points

  1. hans1971 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. helmutgw scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. St. Pauli scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    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.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      Long, mild with a perfect acidity, delivered by the sherry casks. It's more on orange, Dutch appelstroop, leather and spices. 

  4. KayMeertens scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    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.
    • Nose
      Overripe plum, cherry, raisin, chocolate and kiwi. Lovely nose.
    • Taste
      Plum, toffee, chocolate, cherry, kiwi, tobacco, pepper, leather and almond.
    • Finish
      Plum, chocolate, raisin, leather, kiwi and grape.

  5. MaltMartin scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    More juicy and light than the usual meaty characteristics of Mortlach. Old skool whisky. Always a treat.
    • Nose
      Juicy fruitiness and oranges and tangerines. Hints of sherry. Delicate oak.
    • Taste
      Quite rich and round. Stewed fruits of figs and dates. Sweet treacle and some pepper. Nutiness and cinnamon. Slightly smoky.
    • Finish
      Long and sweet. Becomes dryer at te end. Some tannins.

  6. aby scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    see notes E.Elixer for good notes  - 85p.

    sample available on: whiskysample.nl

  7. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    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

  8. Master Quill scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Score for a bottle from around 1985


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