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Mortlach 12-year-old

Overall rating
81.10/100
votes
23
Whiskybase ID
WB167961
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Wee Witchie
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Ex-Sherry & ex-Bourbon casks
Strength
43.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L0035DM001 00010175
Barcode
5000281054674
Added on
22 Oct 2020 9:25 am by Myke
Colored

Average value

€ 53.51

7 × in wishlist

23 × member ratings

108 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Mortlach 12-year-old

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.10 points

  1. Patrickkilau scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    Nose:
    Amazingly fresh, the distillery character actually comes through, sweet, a certain malty note and distinctive fruit. Morlach likes to remind me of gooseberries from bourbon barrels, because bourbon and sherry barrels were married here and very finely adjusted, I can agree with the official notes, can find the cherry, but rather less ripe sweet cherries. Can't find the gooseberry note, but an additional red apple comes along.
    Slightly unripe sweet cherries plus Gala royal .... yeah ..... with dark chocolate, the mild 70s from lindt ....
    Very, very soft, very soft, pleasing, no edges, a spiciness, herbal mixture, very light orange zest, alcohol well integrated, is getting lighter, could like a few% more because of me ????

    Mouth:
    Essentially, the nose is underlined, slightly oily, a little more spicy but less fruity than the nose, barrel comes into play more, chocolate a little stronger, minimal, more herbs, top alcohol, no stinging, bitterness, soft, tasty, less sweet than in the nose

    Departure:
    Medium, has a spicy and slightly fruity finish

    Conclusion:
    They played it safe with the 12er, very smooth for the fact that it is from the beast of dufftown ???? but fulfilled with its own character, difficult balancing act for me. The only question I ask myself is, 46% wouldn't have been even better ......
    But all in all, a successful, well-rounded introduction.
    Price with typical Mortlach surcharge If you compare the Mortlach 12 OA with other 12 yo of the other distilleries, you will notice a great equipment (high-quality bottle, large, beautiful cork, box that is relatively stable and high-quality printed).

  2. g2ther scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  3. shane20000 scored this whisky 82 points Newbie

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

  4. tester1277 scored this whisky 75 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Musty and old, something stings your nose.
      Orange, citrus, liquorice
    • Taste
      sweet, then a spiciness. Overall soft and mild.
    • Finish
      short and flat

  5. RoytjeV scored this whisky 78 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      77 77

  6. nikolajsa@inbox.lv scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
      lemon, apple, spicy
    • Taste
      80 80
      lemon, wood, spice
    • Finish
      79 79
      avarage, sweet pepper

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