Overall rating
89.98/100
votes
62
Whiskybase ID
WB120870
Category
Blended Malt
Bottler
Morrison and MacKay (MMcK)
Bottling serie
Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
Vintage
1977
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
41 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
515
Strength
45.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060109226218
Added on
09 nov 2018 11:30 am by peatbogger
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 425.00

34 × in wishlist

62 × member ratings

96 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Old Perth 1977 MMcK

18 users have left 18 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.98 points.

  1. Eun1 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Positive example of an old style sherry malt whiskey from a good cask with the full range of typical aromas and flavors - all well integrated, complex and finely woven and impressively transported with the 45.3% ABV.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Coconut, sour cherry, raisins, dates and figs
    • Taste
      92 92
      Dark cherries and plum puree, subtly tart with a dash of soy sauce
    • Finish
      91 91
      long, dark fruity and spicy

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  3. BehindSpace scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  4. Fat Bastard! scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  5. Dogs2 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  6. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2021/04/25/bottle-polishing-spring-2021-part-3-4/

    It’s funny how some bottles enjoy the limelight/buzz/hype – sometimes/often regardless of the quality or provenance of the whisky inside – whilst others do not. Even after Ralfy awarded this blended malt a mark of 92, surprisingly perhaps, this one has proved no gain for the flippers. All the better for the sippers then.

    N: Though highly regarded greatly-aged juice for the price [in these times], £260 is still a very large sum of money for one bottle of whisky [by most people’s standards, including my own]. So much so, I initially offered this up as a bottle split. My plan was to take 10cl and share the other 60cl between three fellow Swaggers. On opening the bottle, however, I instantly had second thoughts as I intimated to my fellow potential ‘shareholders’ as the weeks into months rolled on. Most recognisable as old Bunnahabhain [not the Glenrothes? counterpart], we’ve those dunnage-y confectionary dried citrusy highly concentrated fruit [apricot, dates, fig, prune juice, Nocino,…] sugars that only being to emerge in fairly mature expressions. Despite some edgy spicy pepperiness, everything is in place and very laid back, bottled in [perfect] time before any rust spots have started to develop.

    T: This is delicious whisky I wish to have around in abundance. It’s certainly sharp citrus > peppery/spicy, requiring a few sips to layer up the palate in order to best glean the fruits of maturity. As on the nose, those delectable aged sugars hark first before taking a plentiful citrus~sweet~ sour dry chalky > cream & bitter oak direction, fairly pronto. Add water for a somewhat thin-dunnage-y yet delectable boozy [strawberry-ish] fruit jam with some light dusty waxiness. Get the water ratio right for an increased malty dunnage quality.

    F: With murky sour~bitter slightly waxy fungal/hessian bung cover/woody undertones, the acidic citrus quality remains an integrated part, the age-resilient bourbon [>sherry?]-matured spirit always the beating heart.

    C: Away from contemporary whisky’s [84-87 point] quality cul-de-sac, it’s good to be reminded of the other side of whisky every now and again. Though far from perfection, every sip is utterly moreish, all those years of maturation giving far more than they compromise. Please, whisky gods, send me a bottle like this every few months. Thank you.

    [Easily] scores 90 points

  7. m4y4 scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    What a stunner! The overwhelming flavours are something I will always remember with this one.

    What is interesting is the blend's profile and how well everything works together. You can taste the typical Speyside profile of Glenrothes and Bunna's acidity which hits you as a coastal tsunami when kept in mouth for a bit longer.

    One of the best whiskies I've had, so far and one more reason to get to older generations of whiskies, which were crafted with attention to detail and using different resources, available at the time.

    I need more bottles of this!
    • Nose
      91 91
      A ship full of spices (clove, anise seed, cinamon), roasted banana sprinkled with brown sugar, walnuts, dried fruits.
    • Taste
      91 91
      A fire works of flavours on the palette. Dried fruits (figs, sultanas), spices, Sweet and sour. Everything is very well integrated and takes you to a journey.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Waves of spices and dried fruit from the beautiful sherry cask. The long after taste stays for a while, leaving you to explore the last traces of various flavours. What an experience.

  8. Mapl scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

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

  9. PortEllen1983 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    60 % Glenrothes & 40 % Bunnahabhain

  10. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
      pleasant and appealing, fine sherry notes, slightly sweet, dried fruit, oak, hint of camomile, harmonious.
    • Taste
      89 89
      warm and aromatic with dried fruit and wood/oak notes. Everything intertwined. Sweetish, hints of perfume, some cask and coffee. Yummy! Delicately tart for a moment, then again with some sherry and dried fruit.
    • Finish
      88 88
      sweetish-tart, delicate oak notes, dried fruit, hint of chocolate. Very fine and balanced. Gentle and long ending.

  11. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  12. LukasJakubDrabek did not rate this whisky Shoplink Moderator

    Ralfy review 828: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omN37nyQx00 (92/100).

    "Super-intense vanilla, super-intense raisins, super-intense everything because this is just a super-intense malt."

  13. asmazda scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Very integrated, smooth, and mature sherried whisky. I can taste the Bunnahbhain in here. Perhaps only downside is too quaffable.
    • Nose
      93 93
      Sticky raisins, medjool dates, dried Turkish figs, toasted almonds, beef bouillon, matchstick heads, old candles, and gentle oak. Great nose!
    • Taste
      90 90
      Waxy, sherry, ocean water, dark chocolate, more oak (but not overwhelming). Only slight negative is lacking a little bit of oomph.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Long, dry oak, and then spicy.

  14. EJS scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  15. Achany scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    gentle sherry, moldy, red fruits, some berries, hints of marzipan, malty, grassy, some fine oak, but not overwhelming, hints of sawdust, well balanced and really easy to drink. the finish is long and starts sweet and gets malty. wonderful dram but I liked the younger expression of this series much better.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  16. Falnor scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  17. MGHOW did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    The information from XorLophaX is incorrect. I contacted Morrison Mackay directly and they informed me that this vatting is of Bunnahabhain and Glenrothes.

  18. pilgrim77 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Gorgeous old-school sherry cask vatted malt. Plenty of body still, even at 41 years of age! Lots of oak too, but not overly woody.

  19. XorLophaX did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    „The whisky came from a single Sherry Butt which contained both Macallan and Highland Park from day one. This means it is indeed a single cask of Blended Malt, bottled at cask strength"

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