- Single Malt
- Meadowside Blending (MBl)
- Bottling serie
- The Maltman
- Stated Age
- 13 years old
- Bourbon Cask
- Number of bottles
- 46.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 28 Mar 2012 9:40 pm
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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
- Musty and tropical in equal parts; an incongruous combination. I'd probably not recognize it as a Mortlach if I were having this blind.
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.
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.
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).
- Well, I have to admit, I am pleasantly surprised.
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.
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.
The medium to long finish remains smoky sweet.