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Whisky Reviews for Mortlach 1989 ED
5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.39 points
- 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.
- (Back to this Mortlach, without crowded nose ;-))
Apple and pear cooked, hazelnut shell.
Sweetness and slight acidity.
Pepper and salt, drought.
- 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)