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Overall rating
83.00/100
votes
10
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Ian Macleod (IM)
Bottling serie
Dun Bheagan
Vintage
12.1999
Bottled
2012
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Sherry Finish
Casknumber
93391
Number of bottles
907
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
31 Oct 2012 3:07 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 57,50

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Whisky Reviews for Mortlach 1999 IM

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.00 points

  1. ScotchGuyTO scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Empty Glass: Strawberry jam and play-dough.  There is a surprising pop of spice tea and a hint of mint in the background.

    I never though I'd see a Mortlach as a summer sipper; but the proof is
    in the notes.  The berry rich and sherry driven nose of this is intense
    and whimsical, something I could gladly enjoy over a Summer evening with
    good company.
    • Nose
      Holy cow!  Hold onto your socks for this one.  There is a wave of sweet
      floral (like the little flowers in my mum's garden), and red berries all
      over the place.  Wait a minute, this isn't Mortlach like I know it at
      all... this is like summer vacation Mortlach! Red fruits and sweet malt
      abound with notes of overripe strawberry all over the place.  A little
      water gets added and the beast begins to emerge.  Strawberry pork roast
      (can you do that? if not I' going to be the first), that thick pork fat
      note comes with a sly hint of salt (like play-dough).  The nose remains
      berry sweet, but with a salty (not briny) tang, herbal notes begin to
      emerge.  The herbs seem very strong like pine needles or spruce tips,
      but also very shy and drawn back at the same time.
    • Taste
      Sherry-berry sundaes.  The malt almost ends up a background player here,
      with wood spice rounding up the end.  The meatiness of Mortlach can be
      felt throughout the dram, but never over bearing.  There are hints of
      juniper and plum, with an almost mango undertone present.  With water it
      becomes richer, more earthiness and meatiness come forward now.  The
      wood spice sharpens and becomes a sort of all-spice note with a dried
      pine needles hanging about in the background.  Off in the distance
      amongst the pork roast and berries is a slight nod towards earwax.  This
      was one hell of a cask IMO!
    • Finish
      This is medium and very satisfying.  Still floral and sweet but with a
      firm backbone of wood spice and a slightly creamy thickness (think
      homemade ice cream)

  2. Wolv scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

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