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Overall rating
76.00/100
votes
2
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Hunter Laing (HL)
Bottling serie
The Old Malt Cask
Vintage
2007
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
Refill Hogshead
Casknumber
HL 14889
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
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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