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Mortlach 15-year-old GM

Overall rating
86.57/100
votes
82
Whiskybase ID
WB169580
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Distillery Labels
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Sherry casks
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
01/10/20 200751
Barcode
5020613079274
Added on
09 Nov 2020 11:10 pm by maltaholic
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

£ 70.39

35 × in wishlist

82 × member ratings

160 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Mortlach 15-year-old GM

22 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.57 points

  1. Lukas_Kiene scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Solid malt, the nose is convincing! Only on the palate do I find it a bit unbalanced at the moment, the wood dominates a bit. The aroma shows a nice sherry influence, then the whole thing turns into a somewhat bitter and spicy experience.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Dried fruits, nice slightly tart, musty sherry influence, light herbal notes, delicate malt and grain notes. Almost smells a bit older than it really is. Red preserved fruits, delicate sweetness towards dark sugar, some chocolate, in the background some vanilla.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Pleasantly spicy, slightly tart, nice notes of dried fruits and spices, a hint of citrus, tart and spicy wood, slightly moist and musty notes of tart herbs.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Relatively flat, yet comfortable and very soft. A bit bitter. A light spicy wood note accompanied by slightly tart fruit notes remains. Surprisingly long-lasting.

  2. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A decent malt. A mixture of mineral and slightly earthy notes with yellow-fruity sherry and citrus fruits. In addition, pleasant seasoning.
    It's good to drink and it wouldn't be a mistake to try it again. For me, the better alternative to the 16-year-old original bottling.

  3. Julia E S scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    A really heavy, dark, fleshy, slightly sulphurous Mortlach for 70 euros, really fine material.

    Tasting notes
    Sulphured raisins, leather, dark earth, meat broth, burnt caramel, a mix of blackberry, elderberry and especially blackberry jam. The finish is a really nice dark oak with meat broth, earthy aromas as a support. On the nose, especially slightly sulphurous, jam-like, meaty and leathery.

    Those who like this style get their money's worth here.

  4. DerDennis! scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. dereinejo scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  6. JimvanVeen scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. Horror_Vacui scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Nose:
    Dark fruits, rum raisins, some beef bouillon. Dark chocolate, forest floor. Subtle malty sweetness.

    Mouth:
    Juicy orange, dried fruits, tangy spicy. Herbs.

    Finish:
    Quite spicy, a bit dry. Rather short.

    87/100

    Conclusion:
    A nice whisky, a lot of sherry influence, but not overwhelming. Pleasant alcohol strength that is certainly just as helpful for the aroma density.

  8. Teomarg scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. MarcinCh scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
      Pretty sweet. Ripe yellow and orange fruit. Ripe peaches. A pinch of spices. Ripe fruit sprinkled with cinnamon. Caramel. Honey. Light herbal notes.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Sweet. Very fruity. Red fruit. Cherries. Lots of spices. Black pepper, maybe even chili. Also ripe, yellow fruits. Peaches. Later, dried fruit comes in. Dried apricots.
    • Finish
      85 85
      At first, sweetness. Ripe fruit, peaches. Dried apricots. Caramel. Roasted brown sugar. A pinch of spices. Cinnamon. Hard candy candies. Medium-long finish.

  10. Holzwurm scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

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