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Mortlach 16-year-old

Overall rating
87.51/100
votes
588
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Flora & Fauna
Bottled
2002
Stated Age
16 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L19X00040388
Barcode
5000281018232
Added on
22 Jul 2007 9:00 pm

Average value

€ 211,68

68 × in wishlist

588 × member ratings

1552 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Mortlach 16-year-old

43 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.51 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    This review is for bottle code 1127 and bottling stamp L6332CM000 05394308.

    Meanwhile it is years ago that I had this once standard Mortlach in my glass, so i opened another bottle out of my stock tonight - simply to check if it is quite as good as I do remember.

    The nose is heavy Paxarette sherry: nothing more, nothing less.  One dimensional, but what a dimension....  Brutal shocking - but if you love this flavor it is great!  On the palate it gets two-dimensional: Besides the fat sherry you clearly taste the creamy, creme brulee-like signature of the Mortlach malt.  There are not many malts that can stand such heavy sherry influence, but Mortlach can! 

    But the best thing about this dram:  It is totally sulphur-free (most recent Mortlachs are spoiled with nasty sulphur notes - do they have no cask management at Mortlach or do they have a blind sulphur spot?  By the way:  The Scottish whisky sales reps in the Middle and Far East state that sulphur notes are a tradition to the Scotch whisky industry - I call this simply a shameless lie!  Why the hell are all the stills and condensers made of expensive copper (that reduces unwanted aromes most prominent sulphur) and not made of much cheaper steel (that does nothing in this respect)???

    I really like sulphur-free heavy sherried Mortlachs (the same way as I hate the sulphured ones)...
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  2. Glenjasper scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      90 90

  3. islaynut scored this whisky 95 points Member Junior

    One of my all time favourite whiskies. A sherried masterpiece.

  4. whiskyd scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      70 70
    • Taste
      68 68
    • Finish
      75 75

  5. ctu scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Easy to drink Macallan style sherry, the best F&F so far. 87/88.
    • Nose
      Big sherry. Malt, citruses, waxy fruits, raisin, milk caramel and spicy oak.
    • Taste
      Despite the 43% ABV, it's powerful. Sweet and spicy. Malt, sherry, Cointreau, raisin, citruses and green apple.
    • Finish
      Medium length, sweet, fruity, spicy.

  6. mr.p9 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. jankes scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. uap304 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Like a glass of oatmeal with brown sugar, maple, and raisins. Almost a cross between Edradour and Macallan. Doesn't take water too well.
    • Nose
      Sherry, malt, fruits, cinnamon, darkness, solventy.
    • Taste
      Syrupy. Malt, sherry, raisins, maybe some orange.
    • Finish
      Long and complex, the best part. Vanilla, cognac oak, chocolate, sharp spices, apples, tobacco.

  9. Mascht scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Sherry, komplex, Espresso
    • Taste
      weich, Sherry, zarte Eiche, etwas Kakao
    • Finish
      lange

  10. Oranje81 did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    http://whiskyclub-fs.de/2016/05/23/whisky-vorstellung-mortlach-16-flora-fauna-43vol/

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