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Overall rating
84.50/100
votes
7
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Meadowside Blending (MBl)
Bottling serie
The Maltman
Vintage
09.10.1998
Bottled
16.04.2012
Stated Age
13 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Cask
Casknumber
10992
Number of bottles
298
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
28 Mar 2012 9:40 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 50.00

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Whisky Reviews for Mortlach 1998 MBl

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.50 points

  1. mr.p9 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  2. Totoro scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Musty and tropical in equal parts; an incongruous combination. I'd probably not recognize it as a Mortlach if I were having this blind.
    • Nose
      Fresh, with plenty of tropical fruits, green leaves, and cool mint. Super summery and young, apart from some musty and slightly cardboardy wood in the background.
    • Taste
      Soft arrival, very easygoing and lush. Initially, there's lemon sherbet intermingling with freshly kneaded dough. Porridge and dusty grains. A creamy, buttery side flashes before the oak spices kick in. By then we're headed swiftly toward slightly tired, damp old wood.
    • Finish
      Tropical fruit, coconut, marzipan, and plenty of citric zing on the finish, which clocks in at medium length. A bit bourbon-like. Then the mustiness reappears. Great if you're into that kind of thing (I'm not).

  3. markjedi1 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Well, I have to admit, I am pleasantly surprised.
    • Nose
      The nose is not bad at all. I get some white fruit and peach, nicely sweet with cinnamon. Nuts, too. Almonds, I would say. Coffee beans, even. Some mint, which provides some lift. A trace of smoke makes this very nice indeed. A good start.
    • Taste
      It is light on the tongue and pretty soft at first. Very sweet. It builds up nicely, though. A tropical fruity smoothie with espresso and whipped cream. Sounds like a weird combination, but it works for me. Midpalate, the spices emerge: pepper and cloves. Again that smoky edge, that is more prominent on the palate than it was on the nose.
    • Finish
      The medium to long finish remains smoky sweet.

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