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Mortlach 19-year-old

Overall rating
88.54/100
votes
80
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Manager's Dram
Bottled
06.12.2002
Stated Age
19 years old
Casktype
Refill Cask
Strength
55.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L19R01942067
Added on
04 Dec 2009 12:45 am
Cask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 346,74

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80 × member ratings

87 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Mortlach 19-year-old

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.54 points

  1. QuarterCentury did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    A super rare Mortlach, released in 2002 and specially selected by the

    Distillery Manager at Mortlach. This was originally a staff-only

    bottling, though we have gotten hold of it now thanks to Diageo`s rule

    that staff may sell their staff-only bottlings after they`ve retired.

    Thus, this is extremely unusual and a true find!

  2. el Gato scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    I think it's nice. However, if I was to taste this blind, I would not have any Clue of what it was. A bit here and there. But still, enjoyable for sure.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Pine needles. Huge on red berries. Malty. Vanilla. Grassy. Carnation. Heather honey after a while. Above all the red berries!
    • Taste
      89 89
      Meaty Mortlach, but not as much as it can be for sure. Orange zest. Menthol. Strawberry jam now. Milk chocolate.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Long and drying finish. slightly sour finish. Red berries of course.A bit herbal. Bitter spices Chemical now. Sugar candy

  3. kot1803 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    N 23 P 22 F 21 B 22
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. FineSpirits_butler1 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      83 83

  5. Armin Fuchs scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Totally disappointing!
    What can be read here, I can not confirm:
    'heavy sherry'? No, not at all!
    Fruit and sweetness? Also missing!
    'Meaty'? No - at least not what I know about dark Mortlachs!
    On the contrary: Absolutely one-dimensional and non-sensuous!
    It outweighs a 'modern Speyside alcohol',
    I know and detest me from mediocre modern Speyside bottlings ...

    This is a first statement after the first tasting;
    If I can even convince myself to taste this whisky again,
    I will report in detail.

  6. olegborgol scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    The classic old Mortlach. 91: N23 P23 F22.5 B22.5

  7. stefsel111 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  8. hans1971 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  9. mr.p9 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  10. Jeep51 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    An austere malt and not sexy for a penny. He will find followers, but will not be part of it.
    • Nose
      Not ultra sexy. We find maybe lemon juice (especially the acidity that pecks a little), flint and pepper. Maybe some fresh fruit but more on the greenness of an apple.
    • Taste
      Here too it is relatively austere: pepper, pepper, ginger and flintlock. A slight bitterness also appears after a few seconds (grapefruit?). Really a lot of spices and green woods.
    • Finish
      Relatively long on a slight peppery dryness.

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