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Overall rating
88.00/100
votes
7
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Feinkost Reifferscheid (FR)
Bottling serie
Romantic Rhine Collection
Vintage
30.09.1993
Bottled
07.02.2011
Stated Age
17 years old
Casktype
Sherry Octave
Casknumber
796872
Number of bottles
71
Strength
56.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
21 May 2011 9:10 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 69.95

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Whisky Reviews for Mortlach 1993 FR

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.00 points

  1. Gonathras did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Note by Serge Valentin from whiskyfun.com:

    Mortlach 1993/2011 (56.6%, Reifferscheid, Romantic Rhine Collection, sherry octave, cask #796872)  Colour: straw. Nose: another ‘natural’ one, but it’s got more mineral and waxy notes than the ‘The Whisky Cask’. So, in a sense, this is more ‘Mortlach’. I’m glad that the octave (not a fan, usually) did not impart too many oaky tones. Green apples and paraffin, soot, cut grass. With water: no, there is some dry oak, but since the spirit’s fairly big, that won’t matter much. Mouth (neat): a sharp lemony one, very grassy, with many herbs. This is almost Unicum ;-). Like that. With water: water brings more oak out, as well as earthy notes and a little salt. Not sure the salt comes from the wee cask. Finish: rather long, on green fruits and herbs. Rhubarb, lime, and green pepper, if you like. Comments: really, I’m not a fan of these octaves, but this one didn’t fail. Bah, as long as they’re not using oak chips…SGP:571 - 81 points.

  2. Wild Thing scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  3. Wild Thing scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    When I saw the Fl. opened and drank the first glass, I was not very enthusiastic. The alcohol note was too strong ... Now the Fl. half empty and I think it's pretty good by now. I think the whisky needs a lot of air and time. Maybe he tolerates some water, but I have not tried that, I'm thirsty and not dirty ... :-)
    • Nose
      The first smell was the alcohol note very present, and I thought directly the alcohol is but badly involved ... But after 20-30 min. Tobacco and leather appear in the glass and mix with vanilla, honey and dark fruits.
    • Taste
      What a stronger, spicy one starts! That's nothing for the delicate minded. Fruity with chocolate, crisp oak, leather and spices.
    • Finish
      Long, fruity and sweet with oak.

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