Overall rating
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
28/05/12 AB/JOBI
Added on
12 Jul 2012 9:13 pm

Average value

€ 945,42

21 × in wishlist

83 × member ratings

74 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Mortlach 1971 GM

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.54 points

  1. recursiewhisky scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    A very nice whisky from my own vintage. The lush, deep, rich and complex flavours are ever changing in the glass. It needs quite some aeration time to fully develop. This dram has all the aroma’s and flavours I come to expect from old sherry cask matured whisky’s. The layering of this whisky is well balanced and that gives it a very luxurious feel. So to be short about it: Big Yum!
    • Nose
      A rich, fresh, well balanced and complex whisky with aromas of summer berries (gooseberries, blackberries), lush sherry, dried fruits (sultanas, dates, plums, figs, apricots, cherries), appel, pear drops, appel pie, old polished oak, rosewood, mahogany, varnish, antique polish, caramel, toffee, fudge, crème brûlée, vanilla, dark honey, licorice root, bayleaf, mocha, chocolate, earthy tones, floral tones, beeswax, cinnamon, allspice, pepper, butter, nutmeg, overripe banana, tangerine peel, coffee, sweet pipe tobacco, leather and creamy oak.
    • Taste
      A full, powerful, rich and complex whisky with aromas of pepper, cinnamon, ginger, ginger syrup, nutmeg, allspice, cloves, lush sweet sherry, coffee, dried fruits (sultanas, figs, plums, apricots), chocolate, mocha, red apple, pear, caramel, toffee, citrus (orange zest, lemon oil, tangerine peel), bitter orange marmalade, tannins, rosewood, cedar wood, old oak, varnish, antique polish, beeswax, butter, molasses, dark honey, sweet sulphur, slightly sour cherries, licorice root, cough syrup and more rich old oak.
    • Finish
      A long, rich and slightly drying finish with aromas of wax, resins, dry sherry, dried fruits, coffee, tobacco, chocolate, licorice root, berries, sweet backing spices, tannins and rich creamy oak.

  2. Falnor scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Superb old style sherry, nothing less! Sherry fruit, chocolate, leather, coffee, bitter wood notes, nuts, bit of salt. A very great 41 year old whisky.

  3. Teresa scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. EJS scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  5. Hvdree scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  6. Rustamich did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Magnificent in every way, especially the finish.
    • Nose
      Polished mahogany, bees wax, fresh tangerine pieces, black banana, sour cherries and the merest puff of peat smoke.
    • Taste
      The peat is prominent, a mélange of stewed fruits: more sour cherries, rum soaked raisins, overripe plums, clove and cinnamon, marmalade and rich caramel sauce.
    • Finish
      Luxurious, with cherries and woody spice leaving traces.

  7. Cipidos scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    The nose indicates some sherry, sweet and turf. When tasting you also taste some orange and spices. This results in a sweet, smooth medium long finish.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  8. GlenSikkes scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur


    Colour: Golden Amber.


    Nose: Hints of dark chocolate, rich fruit cake and stewed apples. Sweet Sherry

    influences, Festive spices and subtle lemon aroma.

    Palate: White pepper and orange and stewed pear. A subtle waxy texture

    develops with a touch a cocoa beans.


    Nose: Sweet Sherry influences with apricot and plum aromas. Bees wax with a

    subtle lime note develops.

    Palate: Black pepper initially with orange and ripe banana. Becomes creamy

    with a milk chocolate edge.

    Body: Full.

    Finish: Smooth medium in length.

    Cask Type(s): 1st Fill Sherry Butts.

    Whisky Style: After dinner dram.

  9. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    N: syrup, pepper, red apples, pine wood wax, fudge and cassis
    T: sultana, mango, coffee, gooseberries
    F: some liquorice and warming sherry tones
    single dram note `Whisky in Leiden 2013`
    again tasted with Aby

  10. Titi94 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Bottlers Note:

    Nose: Hints of dark chocolate, with Christmas cake aromas, sweet Sherry and Festive spices.

    Taste: Fruity, with a touch of dark chocolate and a lingering spiciness.

    Comments: A beautifully matured Mortlach, for fans of sherry cask whisky.


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