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Mortlach 1972

Overall rating
92.29/100
votes
36
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Rare Malts Selection
Vintage
1972
Bottled
1995
Stated Age
22 years old
Strength
65.3 % Vol.
Size
200 ml 750 ml
Added on
08 Jan 2008 12:43 pm
Non-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 1.543,68

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36 × member ratings

40 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Mortlach 1972

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.29 points

  1. Teresa scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

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

  2. ctu scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    This is a Mortlach essence, despite the high ABV, alcohol is not excessive. 92/93.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Earth, malt, herbals, forest fruits, vanilla, salted caramel, honey and camphor.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Powerful and oily. Forest fruits, spicy oak, citruses and honey
    • Finish
      93 93
      Long, spicy, fruity.

  3. el Gato scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

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

  4. el Gato scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Yes, Mortlach! Thick and meaty. Earthly notes. Apples and red berries. Malty. Grassy now. Herbal and liquerice
    • Taste
      Not so meaty on the palate. Lovely feel. Oily and jammy. Soft spices, cardamom in particular. Red berries
    • Finish
      Still jammy. Long, lovely and balanced Mortlach. Clean and not overly complex finish. Just really enjoyable. Some red berries

  5. steinrich scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      93 93

  6. Fight65 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    an absolute dream !!!
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      94 94

  7. lincolnimp scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    or the money at auctions the1972 vintage RM is good value.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  8. lincolnimp scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    With water

    Even more fruit on the nose and the water has definitely opened things up on the palate . quite creamy now.Very good Mortlach , more a fruit one than a meaty one.
    • Nose
      Fresh pineapple, plum, toffee crumble, wafter, very faint hint of vanilla & buttercream.
    • Taste
      Very fizzy and fruity, on mango, plum, peaches, a little fresh fig and its quite dry. A few orange notes creep in mixed in with the sherbet fizz.
    • Finish
      Not as long as expected, a few custard notes at the end

  9. alex..w..fan did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Note by Serge Valentin from whiskyfun.com:

    Mortlach 22 yo 1972/1995 (65.3%, OB, Rare Malts) Colour: gold. Nose: triple wow! Not anaesthetic in any way at 65% ABV, superbly honeyed ala old Glen Ord. Fragrant, aromatic, complex… Or so it seems because it really starts to assail your nostrils after a few seconds. Let’s not take chances… With water: exceptional! Beeswax, honey, fresh figs, wax polish and a faint flintiness. The quality is very high. Mouth (neat – with caution!): bang! Sure it’s extremely strong and certainly not drinkable as such but take just one drop on your tongue and myriads of citrusy and honey notes explode on your palate. It’s not whisky, it’s fruit essence! With water: fantastically balanced AND emphatically honeyed and waxy. A whole beehive. Finish: very long, with added spicy tones (pepper). Comments: state of the art. Most of these first Rare Malts were exceptional whiskies. SGP:652 - 92 points.

  10. dicembre29 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Mortlach 22 yo 1972
    (65,3%, Rare Malts 1995, 75cl.)

    Nose: interestingly different. Grainy, with hints of freshly baked bread, and very waxy. Something that reminds me of bee pollen. Some flowers. A bit buttery. Mashed potatoes. Yeast. Rather smokey for a Speysider. Complex and very nice. Mouth: rather dry at first. Flowery citrus and lots of nutty flavours. After a few seconds, it suddenly gets sweeter (honey) and a whole lot hotter. Develops on apricot jam, spices (nutmeg, pepper), honey. Great evolution. Finish on caramel and slightly nutty, smokey notes. Again quite grainy.

    A good one. Certainly not the sherry bomb we now from the Fauna & Flora release. Multi-layered and very warming. Currently worth around € 350.

    Score: 87/100

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