Mortlach 25-year-old GM

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Distillery Labels
Stated Age
25 years old
Sherry Casks
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
16 jun 2021 11:21 pm by Ras Mazunga

Average value

€ 241.09

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Whisky reviews for Mortlach 25-year-old GM

14 users have left 15 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.14 points.

  1. thijs100 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    There are better examples of Mortlach at this age, but this 25-year-old from Gordon & Macphail's Distillery Label series is highly entertaining and offers a nice maturity.
    • Nose
      Very subtle and elegant. Notes of orange marmelade, liquorice and quinces, but also caramel, candlewax and a whiff of beeswax. Some light mineral and floral touches in the background.
    • Taste
      Proper oily mouthfeel and pretty flavourful. A quick hit of black pepper and nutmeg followed by crème caramel and toffee, but also cigar tobacco, coffee grounds and a sliver of crushed mint leaves and fennel. Maybe lacks a little fruitiness.
    • Finish
      Lingering spices and yellow cake with finally some orange zest. Medium in length.

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  3. rolabob scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  4. LukasJakubDrabek scored this whisky 83 points Shoplink Moderator

    I agree with Yarema. This Mortlach is kind of boring. And to be honest, I expected a little more from her.

    I wouldn't guess 46% - rather less. The scent is very subtle. Mostly red fruit, dried dates, cane sugar and a bit of orange. In the taste, a slightly sparkling acidity typical of Mortlach. Caramel, orange, orange peel and some ginger. The finish is slightly astringent with a hint of mint and citrus peel.

    A few drops of water will not bring anything very new or positive. It just increases the heat in the taste, which appears after a while on the palate and then carries over to the finish, where it is very intense. Plus an impression of significant waxiness on the palate after swallowing.

    All in all, rather disappointing overall...

  5. Whisky-Fancier scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Delicious. But the price is way too high.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. MLE scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. Juliuss212 scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Nose: Overripe banana that covers everything, only some vanilla and dark berries make it subtle in the background
    Taste: the banana remains dominant, slightly sour and woody note, but not unpleasant. Add some orange to it.
    Departure: Quite short and calm
    Conclusion: tasty malt, but not very complex considering its age

  8. Lebenswassertester scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
      begins discreetly with ripe fruit
      orange peels
      Ester notes, fresh herbs, vegetal, floral
    • Taste
      86 86
      sweet Sour
    • Finish
      87 87
      fresh, pure, citrus, subtly sweet, fruit

  9. Yarema scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A very watered down whisky for all whisky characteristics. Hints of a good nose but quite transparent and without development. After breathing a little, there is no density of age at all. There is not even a hint of sulfur characteristic of the age-old Mortlatch. The taste is very light dried fruits and dry and washed bitterness. The finish is soft and without character. It's kinda boring. Drinking - this is the only thing that is peculiar to him. The feeling that it is simply necessary to drink in large glasses, but definitely not savor it.
    Nose - 21
    Taste - 22
    Finish - 21
    Balance - 21
    Rating - 85

  10. WHISKYEUROPA2009 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    This New Edition 2021 with 46% is significantly better than the previous bottling with only 43% ....
    • Nose
      89 89
      ... reminiscent of flamed orange peel, roasted barley, a hint of good old cognac.
    • Taste
      88 88
      ... braised blackberries and boiled apples, plus a good dash of cinnamon.
    • Finish
      88 88
      ... Subtle malty vanilla, chili chocolate and coffee beans in the background.

  11. scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    21 22 21 22 86

    It's a good thing to drink, although it is dry and sour as for me, and I don't feel age, but this is a modern story ...

  12. Official tasting note

    Rich sherry aromas combine with fruitcake. Autumnal spices and undertones of orange complement summer berries. A long and lingering finish of almonds.

  13. BehindSpace scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    elegant nose, far from dark(er) sherry, still fruity
    oak heavy on the palate and finish
    oak afterburner like some old GFs have
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  14. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  15. olegborgol scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur



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