- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Rare Malts Selection
- Stated Age
- 22 years old
- 65.3 % Vol.
- 200 ml 750 ml
- Added on
- 08 Jan 2008 12:43 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Mortlach 1972
10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.29 points
- This is a Mortlach essence, despite the high ABV, alcohol is not excessive. 92/93.
Earth, malt, herbals, forest fruits, vanilla, salted caramel, honey and camphor.
Powerful and oily. Forest fruits, spicy oak, citruses and honey
Long, spicy, fruity.
Yes, Mortlach! Thick and meaty. Earthly notes. Apples and red berries. Malty. Grassy now. Herbal and liquerice
Not so meaty on the palate. Lovely feel. Oily and jammy. Soft spices, cardamom in particular. Red berries
Still jammy. Long, lovely and balanced Mortlach. Clean and not overly complex finish. Just really enjoyable. Some red berries
- an absolute dream !!!
- or the money at auctions the1972 vintage RM is good value.
- 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.
Fresh pineapple, plum, toffee crumble, wafter, very faint hint of vanilla & buttercream.
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.
Not as long as expected, a few custard notes at the end
- 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.
- 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.