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Mortlach 1978

Overall rating
89.15/100
votes
120
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Rare Malts Selection
Vintage
1978
Bottled
05.1998
Stated Age
20 years old
Strength
62.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5000281014586
Added on
24 May 2008 10:07 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 506,49

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167 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Mortlach 1978

15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.15 points

  1. dram-drinker scored this whisky 90 points Moderator

    It's really mouthcoating, no water needed despite the high abv, very drinkable and enjoyable - great!
    • Nose
      89 89
      Lots of green fruits, star fruit, green bananas, green apples, limes, minerals, limestone, honeydew
    • Taste
      91 91
      Oily, creamy, sirupy, good sweetness, fruity, pears, apples, little grapefruits, pepper, little leafy - very good
    • Finish
      90 90
      Long, warm, zesty, a tad bitter in the end

  2. Rien scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  3. JacobaEd scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  4. stefsel111 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. ctu scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Quite hard, but high quality Mortlach.
    • Nose
      Sherry, citruses, honey, milk caramel, vanilla and grass.
    • Taste
      Powerful. Fruits, honey, citruses. Fresh mint. Spicy oak.
    • Finish
      Long, citrusy, spicy.

  7. lincolnimp scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    I do not think water is needed on this one.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  8. lincolnimp scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    I like this very much, profile wise it is very balanced.
    • Nose
      Fruity on lemon, pineapple & orange with some honey and a little toffee thrown in.

      Barley sugar, warm biscuits/bread and a little peach with cream.
    • Taste
      Quite thick & chewy with menthol hints mixing with the fruit and barley sugar, then starts to get a little dry with a few bitter notes.
    • Finish
      Quite long and gaining power with a zesty fruit finish.

  9. Landryn scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. alex..w..fan did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Note by Serge Valentin from whiskyfun.com:

    Mortlach 20 yo 1978/1998 (62.20%, OB, Rare Malts) Colour: gold. Nose: extremely punchy once again, well in most Rare Malts’ style, that is to say close to the distillate. Once again, there’s quite some wood smoke but also much less sherry and much more grassy notes than in the F&F. Whiffs of vanilla custard and orange cake, then a combination of paraffin and kirsch (or any stone fruit spirit) and maybe even a little soap – or is that fresh almonds? With water: oh, it shuts down, getting grassy, mineral and very austere. Mouth (neat): raw, powerful and kind of gritty/tannic, with some lime in the background. A little strange, paraffiny and lemony. Unusual! With water: better but still a little aggressive and maybe too ‘green’ and grassy. Hints of oil, strong liquorice, lemon syrup and various herbs. Thyme? Finish: long, all on the same grassy notes. Comments: not an easy-easy Mortlach but quality is there. SGP:462 – 85 points.

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