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Overall rating
88.88/100
votes
11
Whiskybase ID
WB118198
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Vintage
2003
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
276
Strength
54.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
23 Sep 2018 3:00 pm by edc088
Non-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 73.00

7 × in wishlist

11 × member ratings

14 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Mortlach 2003 CA

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.88 points

  1. Astrid scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Unfortunately, it's too bitter and peppery for me to really enjoy it.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Banana and sweet vanilla interwoven with velvety white oak wood notes and peanut oil, malt and yeast aromas, salted caramel, cashew nuts, wood dust, apple, rum, grape and nut chocolate, baked peach dumplings with cinnamon
    • Taste
      83 83
      astringent and tingling with spicy oak and vanilla, wood dust, nutty and oily-buttery, apple, some grassy dark chocolate, pepper and clove, hints of banana and grapefruit
    • Finish
      83 83
      dry, pepper and clove cover the palate, apple, vanilla and banana, chocolate bitterness, sandalwood and oak dust, whale and hazelnuts, khaki

  2. grinface scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    What's not to like here? A full force in many respects. The cask strength suits it well without being overwhelming. I also really like the flavor composition. Splendid small batch! Full review (german): https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2021/03/09/unabhaengige-speysider/
    • Nose
      90 90
      Lemon zest and mezcal. Ham with a salt crust. Herbs in between. There is still something earthy and grain in the background. With the alcohol vapors, it's like delicious vodka, if that exists. Fantastic.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Briefly pinches the tongue. Ginger, almost spicy limoncello. This turns into wonderful citrus notes and is combined with bread. Fresh and soft bread.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Hazelnuts and hazelnut schnapps. Some malt and some green fruits. The official notes say Kiwi and Lychee. That could fit. Bread and lemons are still there. Sweet and salty receptors are touched. Bitter notes only provide some background.

  3. mandragoru scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

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