Overall rating
Single Malt
Hunter Laing (HL)
Bottling serie
The Old Malt Cask
Stated Age
11 years old
Refill Hogshead
HL 14889
50.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Kensington Wine Market
Added on
18 Feb 2019 8:18 am by MaltyMillionaire
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

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Whisky Reviews for Mortlach 2007 HL

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 76.00 points

  1. ScotchGuyTO scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    A store pick for Kensington Wine Market. The beast of Speyside; Mortlach is my fave distillery... but a youthful bourbon cask might be out of the usual profile. Let's see if youthful spirit can overcome the bias; at around $97/bottle it might just beat the odds.

    Finishing off the last part of that bottle I'm dropping my rating again, it hasn't oxidised well or developed well. 80- > 76.
    More shortbread and candy malt, candy floss and caramel, all show and not really any go, all sweet and a bunch of heat.
    • Nose
      78 78
      Shortbread, caramel, spun sugar and hay. There's no meat here sadly... also no real complexity. A little horse barns, pine shavings and spirity notes. Sryup sweets in the vein of Golden Syrup with a twist of Vermouth. Adding water makes it sweeter and shorter. Not my thing, and a shadow of what this distillery is capable of.
    • Taste
      76 76
      Okay, the youth is really in play here. I understand availability; but this needed a bit more time in the cask or a touch of a sherry/ine note to bring it to life. It's flat and sweet, there's a farmy note and young malt. Not bad... just not great.
    • Finish
      74 74
      This is where it comes apart. Short and sweet. Litterally all the oak tannins appear here and the sweets continue, there a dry Vermouth note in the end and some dust, and maybe a touch of pine resin... that's abou it. Doesn't last long enough to find out.

  2. MaltyMillionaire scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    A fairly generic bourbon cask offering.
    • Nose
      Light. Pear, apple, lemon drops, oak.
    • Taste
      Light delivery. White fruit, oak, bitterness, light honey, grapefruit. The development is bitterness, spice, and a touch of honey.
    • Finish
      Good length. Light honey, oak, and mild citrus.


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