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Mortlach 1997 IM

Overall rating
90.50/100
votes
2
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Ian Macleod (IM)
Bottling serie
Chieftain's Limited Edition Collection
Vintage
04.1997
Bottled
11.2017
Calculated age
20 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Oloroso Sherry Butt
Casknumber
5246
Number of bottles
631
Strength
58.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Twin Lions Society
Market
tw Taiwan
Added on
01 Nov 2018 12:48 am by indyjones
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 400,00

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2 × member ratings

6 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Mortlach 1997 IM

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.50 points

  1. captwilks67 scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    This is a very complex and layered mortlach. Flintiness meets stewed meat that is ever so typical of mortlach. The sherry is in the background and must be brought forth with a drop or 2 of water. On the palate, an initial flint with sherry and meat. Not as layered as other mortlachs I’ve had. The flintiness is an interesting note, but not bad. The finish is wood and leather with old sherry mingling.

    Rather nice, though I wouldn’t pay the prices these are getting in auction. I would enjoy a bottle of this happily for 150.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Flint, and meatiness that is typical of mortlach. This is why I love mortlach. The meatiness makes you think and brings you to a Christmas afternoon.

      With water, globs of sherry come forth. Stewed fruit, pot roast in the cooker (mortlach meatiness), leather, and the flint that was apparent before. Though the flint goes into the background.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Mmm. Mortlach meatiness and that touch of flint. Not in a bad way, but definitely not something that improves the dram. Here is where the sherry shines. Mmm. This isn’t overly complex or a slap in the face of dark sherry.

      I wouldn’t say this sticks out in a sherry comparison though.

      With water, the flavors span themselves out.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Sweet fruits mixed with a drying composure. There’s a nice mix of stewiness, sherry, and a bit of wax on the tail end. Enjoyable.

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