- Single Malt
- Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
- Bottling serie
- Speyside Single Malt
- Stated Age
- 15 years old
- Sherry Refill Hogshead
- 43.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- New Label (2012)
- Added on
- 04 Jul 2012 9:32 am
4 × in wishlist
29 × member ratings
118 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Mortlach 15-year-old GM
8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.15 points
- A distinct nose. Certainly not everybody's darling. I like(d) it.
When opening the bottle some time back, sulphur hit my nose. Now as the bottle is half emptied it has fainted and turned into a rooty, earthy marzipan. Mellow sherry with hints of (still distantly sulphuric) smoke. Queer appearance, though. Orange peel and distant green apples.
Medium-strong coffee intermingled with orange notes. Dry. Becoming peppery. Fading into woody toffee. Quite some development!
Lingering oak. Tobacco. Medium-long.
- This one smells and tastes rancid, sulphury and like diesel. The old 15yo was a very nice dram, this one is one of the worst Mortlach I ever had.
- nice mortlach, but there are much better ones.
grassy, woody, musty, dry fruits, fruity, sherry
peppery, bitter, sweet, round, malty, wood, liquorice, salmiac
warm, pleasant, oily, spicy, bitter, not so long
- Bottlers note:
Fresh and fragrant with a distinct malty nose. Sweet with hints of candied fruits. Delicate Sherry influences linger.
- Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt
Nose: Rich with cereal sweetness and warm barley. Apple blossom rises without effort and notes of malmsey and stewed fruits and Christmas punch emerge with spice and muffin.Palate: Quite full and quite sweet. The cereal notes return with a syrupy texture. Shades of sherried sultanas and notes of freshly cut fruit salad, hints of toasty oak with obligatory vanilla spice and peppery warmth.Finish: Long with the fruit and spice rising readily from the oak.
- Mortlach Tasting @ Regionals 2013_03, blind tasting.
linseed oil, lemon, waxy, zitronat/succade, musty, faint smoke, wet cardboard. (83)
Later: caramel, swampgas sulphur, dried fruit (72-81)
bitter, woody, watery, some sherry, sour dried fruits. (68)
short ish, woody, bitterness sticks around, matchstick sulphur, some sherry. (71)