Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Hart Brothers (HB)
Bottling serie
Single Cask - Cask Strength
Stated Age
24 years old
First Fill Sherry Butt
49.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
LCM21 438 15:12
Bottled for
K&L Wine Merchants
United States United States
Added on
14 may 2022 11:23 pm by sjberk
Overall rating

Average value

USD$ 364.69

Whisky reviews for Mortlach 1997 HB

2 users have left 2 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.33 points.

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  1. manlikeshiswhisky scored this whisky 93 points Member Senior

    Gorgeous whisky if you love Mortlach.

  2. WhiskeryTurnip scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    The aroma was rich and complex with a bounty of sour tropical fruits that opened into longan, persimmon, butter orange, and tangerine candies. An underlying grassiness joined the fruit with crushed sugar cane, peppery dandelion greens, rhubarb, and Thai basil. Sweetened fish sauce and strawberry soda arrived as a mellow saltiness nudged at the dominant sugary notes. The palate was medium-bodied with an odd gravity that pulled the dram toward the center of the palate with a heavy waxiness. The flavors at the center of the palate were an intense melange of bitter orange, muddled mint, sweet fish sauce, green papaya, and guava candies. Waxy with tamarind and prickle pear dueled on the mid-palate before an herbal, occasionally bitter, tobacco, arrived on the back end. The finish was medium length with herbal tobacco and mellow dry citrus rind.

    Wow, what a unique and interesting Mortlach! The aroma was complex and well-structured, with layers of tropical fruits and herbal notions spilling out in different directions. The palate had an odd gravity as the waxy spirit pulled the flavor experience to the middle of the palate, where it exploded with fruits that faded toward vibrant spice and herbal tobacco. On the back, and through the finish, a slightly bitter and drying quality pushed its way to the front, cutting off the delicious fruit and tropical notes.

    Overall, a wonderful experience with just a few weak points. It is hard not to love a mature sherried Mortlach. Water was not required; however, extra time to rest in the glass brought out more fruit, so some of the herbal-bitter notes at the end faded.

    Mental Image: Papaya Salad
    • Nose
      Sour tropical fruits, longan, tangerine, crushed sugar cane, persimmon, a hint of salt or fish sauce, bitter orange, herbal tea, herbal and peppery.
    • Taste
      Medium-bodied, bitter orange, tangerine, mint, waxy, a kiss of salt, green papaya, guava candies, tamarind, prickly pear, tobacco at the end.
    • Finish
      Medium-length with mellow herbal tobacco and citrus rind.


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