Mortlach 1974 GM

Overall rating
93.00/100
votes
49
Whiskybase ID
WB181047
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Private Collection
Vintage
08.1974
Bottled
15.12.2020
Calculated age
46 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Butt
Casknumber
8254
Number of bottles
197
Strength
50.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5020613082250
Added on
10 apr 2021 12:03 pm by blacknapkins
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 3637.35

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45 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Mortlach 1974 GM

19 users have left 19 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 93.00 points.

  1. PhamHa scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  2. BenHollisIles scored this whisky 99 points Newbie

    Near perfection

  3. LordBellamy scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    with water: No, he doesn't get a drop from me

    Conclusion: A venerable leather armchair in which grandpa smoked many a cigar, next to the armchair there is a bowl of dried fruit and in the kitchen grandma has a strong beef broth cooking on the stove - with this malt I immediately have an oil painting in my head , which I always want to watch long and hard. Luckily not too much sherry power, the distillery character still has a chance to come into play here. And with long-aged malt, the miracle of refill casks is simply evident, the oak is very well balanced
    • Nose
      93 93
      Fruit cake with lots of nuts, beeswax, orange, figs, a hint of rum raisins, cigar box, tobacco and polished leather, dark beef broth, the oak brings a load of spices like clove and cinnamon, black currant, the alcohol is very well integrated, everything looks harmonious
    • Taste
      92 92
      dark sherry, which brings some leather and tobacco, but also some dark fruits, good balance with the oak
    • Finish
      91 91
      very long, dark chocolate, orange, lots of spices and tart leather appear here, some liquorice at the back, no bitterness whatsoever

  4. Macallan1968 scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    Wow, one of the best whiskys I've had in my glass!

  5. MikerG2k scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      93 93

  7. whiskyexclusive1981 scored this whisky 97 points Expert Senior

    oustanding whisky from noise till the end

    Started with the noise dark fruits, but very well balanced some hints of cinnamon, and lemon

    finish is stunning it stay s so so long an perfect not to much, coffee, and caramel with cinnamon

  8. Indianerhäuptling scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    time is all it needs :)
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      91 91

  9. Pins scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Very pleasant smell. Less sherry than expected, much herbaceous and fruity. Complex. For my taste, the herbs dominate too much in the mouth and also in the finish.
    Great complex malt, but too little sherry fruit-heavy for me.
    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  10. Gargantua scored this whisky 98 points Member Senior

    Very complex, fruity and spicy, subtle sherry.

  11. thijs100 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    The oak and tannins are hard to miss and it might just be a little past its prime, but generally this Mortlach 1974 46 Years by Gordon & MacPhail is a delight to drink and a reminder that age often does matter.
    • Nose
      Lots of beeswax, pollens and furniture polish, this is undeniably very old sherry-matured whisky. There's notes of burlap, musty oak and pralines, as well as mushrooms and dark fruits like blackcurrants. But brighter touches too, such as cherries, orange zest and whiffs of eucalyptus.
    • Taste
      Mouthcoating and fairly waxy. Hints of almonds, tobacco leaves, plenty of leather and some shoe polish as well as mint. Touches of toasted oak and even a sliver of bonfire smoke. Somewhat tannic and drying, but mostly kept in check. Finally a touch of bitter chocolate and cinnamon.
    • Finish
      Drying and somewhat herbacious. Plenty of oak. Long.

  12. dominikbraun scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  13. Lukas_Kiene scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    A highlight! Incredibly complex, boiled down, intense and slightly dark fruit notes float around this Mortlach. The influence of wood is impressively delicate for such an advanced age. Occasionally the classic, old-school looking "oak cabinet" flashes through, but the wonderful fruit potpourri definitely stands out here. You could philosophize about it for hours, I just enjoyed this outstanding G&M bottling.

    I love old refill sherry barrels!

  14. RoKa scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    I was very excited and full of expectations and was not disappointed :-)) - everything is just right, you don't want to take your nose out of the glass anymore, this spice explosion in the mouth is simply unbelievably good and the finish is wonderfully long - CLASS!

  15. Vmarcinv scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Nose- powerful sherry, a lot of dryness, light acidity, raisins, traces of rum, leather, old wood from the cellar,
    Taste - Oily, dry, a lot of orange peel, a little coffee, tobacco and molasses, a lot of old leather.
    Finish - Quite long, dried fruit, chocolate and dry oak dominate, acidic notes turn into sweet spices.
    In my opinion, very good, but the price makes it not so colorful 93 from me. If the price were / 4 it would be great.

  16. WHISKYEUROPA2009 scored this whisky 100 points Expert Senior

    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/127870/mortlach-1971 as the 1971 - 47 year old got up to 32.700,00 € this is the best price you will ever get... Thanx to GM great stuff... This is Whisky heaven for sure...
    • Nose
      ... very inviting... opened with nutty, dried dates, antique polished wooden cabinet, leather, spices, a little nutmeg, cloves, marzipan, orange peel, dark chocolate and cigar notes. Just lovely.
    • Taste
      ... oily, sweet with toffee, hazelnut chocolate, old oak and leather. Then hints of molasses and tobacco, pepper, spices, dried fruit, sherry and mint - very tasty.
    • Finish
      ... long, warm, spicy with mint and oak.

  17. dram-drinker scored this whisky 92 points Photo Moderator

    Very mature and good sherry wood, balanced spice and sweetness, really fine leathery notes (the good ones) - very good
    • Nose
      91 91
      Very nutty, dried dates, old wooden cabinet, whiffs of leather, spices, little nutmeg, cloves, marzipan, orange zest, dark chocolate, cigar tobacco - pretty good
    • Taste
      92 92
      Oily, liquorice, good sweetness, toffee, nutty, chocolate, old wood, more fine leathery notes, hints of molasses and tobacco, pepper, spices, dried fruits, sherry wood, menthol - very good
    • Finish
      92 92
      Medium long, warm, spicy, woody, little herbal, more menthol

  18. Allandale did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Bottlers tasting notes:
    • Nose
      Sherry aromas are followed by brown sugar, rum and raisin and warm spices.
    • Taste
      Sweet and smooth flavours of stewed spiced damsons, with fig and apricot conserve. Seville orange peel and charred oak develop .
    • Finish
      A long finish with sweet and spicy notes and lingering roasted hazelnuts.

  19. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Dark sherry, dark fruits , leather, very oaky, quite nice

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