Overall rating
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
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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