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Overall rating
91.52/100
votes
24
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice - Cask Strength
Vintage
07.12.1988
Bottled
11.12.2018
Stated Age
30 years old
Casktype
Refill American Hogshead
Casknumber
18/068
Number of bottles
129
Strength
48.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
27 Feb 2019 3:38 pm by glasbak70
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 659,00

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24 × member ratings

35 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Mortlach 1988 GM

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.52 points

  1. thijs100 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    I'm very taken by this Mortlach, which shows a wonderful complexity.
    • Nose
      Lots of milk chocolate and malted barley, with plenty of notes of straw as well, before making way for redcurrant, a hint of sweet lemonade and red apples. Finally a touch of honey as well. Balanced and complex.
    • Taste
      A nice sweet, fruity hit at first, with honey and oranges at the forefront. However, it is also somewhat chalky, with a touch of white pepper. A whiff of beeswax too, as well as leather, shoe polish and tobacco leaves.
    • Finish
      A tad herbal, but mainly an encore of the excellent flavours described above. Long.

  2. EJS scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  3. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
      Loads of vanilla, something sweet and tart. Slightly tropical -- dragonfruit, ripened guava. I also get a hint of honey. Noses like a good Balvenie.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Sweet and complex, with a bit of a mothball feel to this, which taste better than it sounds. Just as an aside, I tend to get this mothball taste in well-aged (>30 year) bourbon barrel whisky. For example,

      https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/98228/bunnahabhain-1986-nss

      That bunnahabhain is better than this Mortlach though. This mortlach is just a tad too oaky in my book, and the fruitiness, while clearly there, just lacks a bit of cohesiveness.
    • Finish
      88 88
      The weakest part. A bit oaky, fruity, and soapy.

  4. hans1971 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

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