Mortlach 1954 GM

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Rare Old
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
19 jan 2010 9:27 pm

Average value

€ 1999.99

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Whisky reviews for Mortlach 1954 GM

8 users have left 8 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 93.38 points.

  1. grinface scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    very tasty. The Mortlach comes through well. So I'll put up with it. Surprisingly little oak spice for the age.

    Full review in a session of six old & rare Mortlach:
    • Nose
      91 91
      Acidic and tart. With lovage and a meaty note. Preserved cherry cola. Herbal liqueur and leather. This is exactly the balance between Mortlach and sherry maturation. Or maybe the sum of it all.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Meat marinated in soy sauce. Hot spices give it punch while still feeling relatively thin. That's interesting. Low abv bottlings are often not particularly expressive. This is the opposite.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Beautifully dry, like a really good red wine. Dark fruits, sugar beet juice, plum jam and leather. Feels like it stays forever.

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  3. mudshark scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  4. Beccis scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Lovely smooth and fruity Mortlach with nice sherry influence.
    So good!

  5. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Apricot jam leather orange marmalade, meat, tobacco , Demerara, toffee, superbly integrated sherry

  6. dram-drinker scored this whisky 93 points Photo Moderator

    An old sherry whisky that is more on the dry side- though very drinkable
    • Nose
      95 95
      Toffee, caramel, burnt sugar, acacia honey, molasses, wet tobacco, dried fruits, plums, dates, deep sherry wood, spices, nutmeg, cloves, caraway, smoked sausages - excellent!
    • Taste
      93 93
      Little punchy, liquorice, toffee, coffee, little sweetness, spices, pepper, soy sauce, little leafy, sherry wood, meaty, bacon, cigars - great!
    • Finish
      91 91
      Medium long, warm, more cigars

  7. markkerr02 scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Mortlach 1954/1998; distilled 1954-01-17, bottled 1998-04-29 Color: Amber with clear green tones Fragrance: Large, slightly dusty (dry), ether ?, russin sap and barrels Taste: Dry, fiery, wood tones. Long aftertaste with clear wood tones

  8. Ras Mazunga scored this whisky 90 points Super Administrator

    Lacking a bit of power because of the low abv. for the rest a very good meaty Mortlach.

  9. Willie JJ scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    One of those ancient Mortlachs that has become a meat feast. Not the
    best 1954 Mortlach I've had but I'd happily drink it all night (I wish).
    • Nose
      Roast beef and the gravy from the bottom of the roasting tin. Stewed
      prunes, coffee grounds and milk chocolate. A little earthy and redolent
      of a dry cellar.
    • Taste
      Initial prune juice but it quickly dries into a meaty cocktail. Highly
      seasoned dried meat with just a hint of underlying sweetness with cedar
      and camphor.
    • Finish
      Very woody with lots of soft chewy spices.


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