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Overall rating
94.18/100
votes
65
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
R. W. Duthie & Co. (RWD)
Vintage
01.1962
Bottled
1987
Stated Age
25 years old
Number of bottles
648
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Bottled for
Samaroli import
Added on
03 Dec 2009 11:47 am
Single Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1131.35

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65 × member ratings

21 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Mortlach 1962 RWD

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 94.18 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    [January, 2019] A quick review of a small sample from a swap...

    ...that keeps the promise of a great dram. Usually all (older) Samaroli bottlings are a class of their own because good Silvano (R.I.P.) always selected both interesting and delicious casks - like this one. A perfect old style Traditional Scotch with a flabbergasting nosing profile and a delicious taste. This is malt whisky at its best!
    • Nose
      93 93
      The colour is yellow gold and the nose offers an adorable old style profile with lots of unusual aromas like tree resins, gauze bandages, wax polish, motor oil and wet forest floor - beside the tradtional Speyside fruits, honeys and spices. Very, very interesting and all perfectly balanced without any off-note. Later some beeswaxy and oily notes join in that turn it even more complex and delicate. Several minutes later I feel like I am in a joiner's workshop with fresh cut and older wooden aromas and a whiff of furniture polish and solid glue. Great stuff, no doubt!
    • Taste
      94 94
      The taste is excellent, too! There is a delicious fruit salad with a honey and caramel topping that is slightly burnt. Some fine peaty-ashy flavours pop up in the next layer before the forest floor returns with pine needles and resins. After that the spices kick in followed by an old herbal liqueur while some hints of chocolate lurk in the background. This is a great movie on my palate!
    • Finish
      92 92
      The initial mouthfeel is warming and charming with a creamy coating and no distracting moments. The finish is of medium length and adds liquorice notes and some drying ashy-metallic moments that are not distracting at all. Water releases additional grassy and chalky-mineral aromas in the nose and turns the taste even more mellow - but I like the neat dram better...

  2. detachedblue scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    This is a long opened bottle, the liquid inside can only be better!
    • Nose
      Extremely creamy, fresh cream, strong Magnolia flowers, lightly roasted barley, salted caramel. This is one of its own kind!
    • Taste
      Watery and mellow, chocolaty, tannins, creamy and milky, still very elegant, Magnolia flowers, very floral
    • Finish
      Medium, roasted barley, apple, walnuts.

  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    It has been approaching 2 years since I tasted this so a god time to re evaluate the whisky & my palate to see if anything has changed.
    The nose is still delicate, fruity & clean with nothing out of place, just slightly distant.
    The palate is juicy and creamy, with bags of fruit like pineapple, peach, apple, mango mixing with sherry beautifully, this is better than I remembered and a lovely creamy biscuit note on the tail with a hint of spice at the end.

    Seems to get more fruit as you go on, in any road an outstanding dram and at the moment I would average this at 93-94 points for the excellent palate.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      93 93

  4. aphex scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Tasted blind.
    Impressive whisky. Elegant and tasty. I would never have guessed it was a Mortlach.
    • Nose
      Yellow and exotic fruits, beeswax, pine resin and polish. Reminds me of the 1973 Speyside releases but even better.
    • Taste
      Creamy, spicy, citrusy, a veil of smoke (bonfire one), pine resin again. Slightly drying.
    • Finish
      Long, spicy, sweet and smoky.

  5. lincolnimp scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    A very nice old style whisky
    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  6. lincolnimp scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Very good, very elegant just a little underpowered.
    • Nose
      Smells medicinal with some pineapple & honey, a little polish, more peat than expected, matches.,
    • Taste
      Sweet, and very elegant,  creamy, honeycomb, peat is there with a little dryness.Its basically like fruit salad & cream , reminds me of the gooseberry from tinned fruit cocktail along with the peach.
    • Finish
      Good length with the swetness growing and peat in the background

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

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. Prof.Schoof did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 1.020 € at Whiskyauction in Jan 2016

  9. Derekyu928 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    【First】: dark marron (somewhat burning) macaron skin black truffle oily egg yolk Baumkuchen tofu sweet smoke flour wheat flour slightly Arthy (soil) custard apricot time with raisins 【Middle】: Body impregnated impression sesame slightly soil 【Finish】: Grape skins Wood light astringent calm return http://www.whiskylink.com/?p=10022

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