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Overall rating
91.05/100
votes
61
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice - Cask Strength
Vintage
1987
Bottled
03.07.2018
Stated Age
31 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
425
Number of bottles
200
Strength
54.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
Batch 18/061
Added on
29 Aug 2018 5:39 pm by WhiskyAddicted
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1.079,00

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61 × member ratings

76 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Mortlach 1987 GM

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.05 points

  1. lincolnimp scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    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
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. hans1971 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

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

  3. WhiskyNotes scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    https://www.whiskynotes.be/2018/mortlach/mortlach-1987-connoisseurs-choice/

    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.

  4. ctu scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Pleasant, quality sherry bomb, but not the best.
    • Nose
      Sherry, forest fruits, raisins, cocoa, carpentary shop and tobacco.
    • Taste
      Powerful. Sherry, citruses, raisin, tobacco, spicy oak, peanut and milk coffee.
    • Finish
      Long, oaky, dry, spicy.

  5. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. DavidH. scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. GIORGOS scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  9. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      90 90

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