Overall rating
Single Malt
Adelphi (AD)
Bottling serie
Stated Age
16 years old
Ex Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
57.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
29 Jun 2008 12:17 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 109.99

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38 × member ratings

32 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Mortlach 1991 AD

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.31 points

  1. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by Adelphi;

    1 of only 492 bottles from cask 5947
    Sometimes referred to as ‘The Mighty Mortlach’ on account of its overall weight of character (bestowed by a curious two-and-a-half distilling process and by the use of worm tubs), the make stands up well to European oak maturation. This is a perfect example: unusually, a first-fill ex-sherry puncheon. The colour is polished mahogany, the nose deeply fruity (oranges and plums in liquor; plum pudding; then, increasingly, prunes in syrup). The overall effect is slightly bosky, and when water is added this continues, although the fruit dries out somewhat (dried fruits and glace cherries). Interestingly, there is no trace of sulphur. The taste is deep and sweet, with a thick mouthfeel; not as mouth-drying and tannic as we would have expected, with dark chocolate in the lingering aftertaste.

  2. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Dry sherry, lots of wood, leather seasoning, restrained tart fruit. A strong whisky that needs water and carries a lot of oak. Highly complex, exciting drink.

  3. GJR scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Great mortlach
    • Nose
      Meaty, dark sherried smell. Raisins and just a hint of sulphur. Fruity (candied apple, dark berries). A hint of leather.
    • Taste
      Dark sherry, nutty and spicy. Whiff of smoke. A bit dirty and spicy.
    • Finish
      Long and warming.

  4. KayMeertens scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Caramel, yellow raisin, apple and cherry. With water fresher, the caramel evaporates. Then also a little honey.
    • Taste
      Caramel, apple, raisin and spice. Slightly sulphuric. Water releases a little smoke.
    • Finish
      Caramel, cocoa, hard marshmallows (schuimblokken), raisin, apple and nuts.

  5. JacobaEd scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Compared with Mortlach 2003 vW #800218 and Mortlach 1987 AD #3103
    • Nose
      Meaty - beefy, some sulphur and raisins. Forest fruits - strawberries and cherries.
    • Taste
      Dark sherry, earthy - mushrooms, nettle, coffee and forest fruits. Citrus, spices - pepper, dark chocolate and creamy cappucinno.
    • Finish
      Spices - pepper, orange, forest fruits, espresso and mint.

  7. p4blo scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    It would be a great whisky if it wasn't for the slightly chemical/alcoholic nose.
    • Nose
      A thin layer of acetone and nail polish covers powerful sherry influence - deep dark fruits and coffee beans.
    • Taste
      Full body with the entire palette of fruit with figs, prunes, raisins, dates and oranges and a handfull of oak spices - ginger and pepper mostly.
    • Finish
      Quite long with spices and fruits clashing to overpower each other.

  8. Maurice_casqueteer scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      84 84

  9. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      89 89

  10. TheNose scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nose: alcohol, aceton, fruity, cherries, green tea, something metallic, 

    Taste: full bodied, sherried, slight bitterness from the oak, sweet, spicy

    Finish: long, bitter cherries, little bit drying


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