- Single Malt
- Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
- Bottling serie
- Connoisseurs Choice - Cask Strength
- Stated Age
- 31 years old
- Refill Sherry Hogshead
- Number of bottles
- 54.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- Batch 18/061
- Added on
- 29 Aug 2018 5:33 pm by WhiskyAddicted
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Whisky Reviews for Mortlach 1987 GM
9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.04 points
- The jury is swell and truly out on this one, I think it is better with a little water and it is juicily fruity, but there is a little sulphur in the mix but it is not off putting. The problem is it is nothing out the ordinary for aged sherry offerings , at £600 on release is was in reality £300 overpriced, for what it is fetching on the secondary market around £900 is insane putting it politely
Nose: big, fat, dry sherry. Lots of oranges, thuja wood, blackberry jam. Also a light acidity of raspberry. Smoked ham. Some wood smoke hints and gentle gunpowder but not at all dirty. Lovely dusty notes too (old books, tobacco). Chocolate. Love it.
Mouth: dark, dark. this is where the full-bodied character of Mortlach comes out. Pure chocolate, pipe tobacco, burnt bread, raisins, oak char and wood smoke. Coffee beans. Nuts. A little water helps to make it more accessible – this is a beast.
Finish: very long and rather dry, on walnuts and black tea.
Hugely sherried, with roasted notes and char, but also a fruity acidity that keeps it in check. A powerhouse. Quite expensive but recommended.
- Pleasant, quality sherry bomb, but not the best.
Sherry, forest fruits, raisins, cocoa, carpentary shop and tobacco.
Powerful. Sherry, citruses, raisin, tobacco, spicy oak, peanut and milk coffee.
Long, oaky, dry, spicy.
- Nice sherry nose but not world class. Very delicious and sweet in the mouth, here shows the high quality! Tasty finish, tends to be a bit short. Very good whisky, for just under 600 € but too expensive in my eyes.