Overall rating
Single Malt
Edition Spirits (ED)
Bottling serie
The First Editions
Stated Age
22 years old
ES 012/01
Number of bottles
52.1 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
01 Apr 2012 10:03 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 110.50

3 × in wishlist

20 × member ratings

5 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Mortlach 1989 ED

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.39 points

  1. hans1971 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  2. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  3. dicembre29 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Mortlach 22 yo 1989 (52,1%, The First Editions 2012, ES 012/01)

    Nose: lots of honey with pastry notes (croissant, vanilla cake) alongside the big malty character. Goes on with almonds and hazelnuts. Nice hints of dried banana. Yellow raisins and plums. Mead. Some fresh sawdust. Nicely warm and fruity. Mouth: still honeyed, but it quickly gets spicier (ginger, pepper) and there’s even a smoky edge to it. Even a faint earthy / leafy note. Seville oranges. Traces of nuts and caramel / toffee. Finish: medium long, with clearly more oak supporting the fruits and spices.

    Interesting how you feel the slightly heavy body of Mortlach even though this is an otherwise surprisingly clean and fruity version. I like the nose best. Around € 115.

    Score: 86/100




  4. Bishlouk scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    (Back to this Mortlach, without crowded nose ;-))

    Rating unchanged.
    • Nose
      Apple and pear cooked, hazelnut shell.
    • Taste
      Sweetness and slight acidity.
    • Finish
      Pepper and salt, drought.

  5. Bishlouk scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Nose quite woody and quite spicy.
    Mouth quite neutral, woody and fruity.
    Dry and alcoholic finish.

    (tasted with a crowded nose, so not in ideal conditions)


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