Overall rating
Single Malt
Adelphi (AD)
Bottling serie
Stated Age
25 years old
Refill Bourbon Cask
Number of bottles
56.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
15 Nov 2012 9:08 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 153.09

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29 × member ratings

19 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Mortlach 1987 AD

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.68 points

  1. MaltMartin scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A typical full flavoured, round and oily Adelphi botteling. Adelphi is one of my favourite independent bottlers.
    • Nose
      Malty, sweet barley, but dusty as well. Complex. Develops through time.
    • Taste
      Very oily-waxy. Creamy and a lot of sweetness from the bourbon cask. Later on oranges and tangerines.
    • Finish
      Very long. Fruity, melon, peach. Some spice at the end.

  2. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by Adelphi;

    1 of only 200 bottles from cask no. 3210
    From an American oak hogshead with good beading. Autumn gold, almost chesnut in colour. Cooked fruits (slightly waxy) in a jammy sponge cake – apricots and pears to the fore. The jammy note increases with strawberries and a tangy Dundee marmalade and a hint of sweet pipe tobacco in the background. A huge texture in the mouth, sweet and inviting, with dark chocolate and more strawberry jam. Water brings back the waxiness and the fruits become tinned – now pears and melons. A complex, and rare example of well-aged Mortlach from American oak.

  3. dramspotter did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Notes from a blind mystery tasting.
    • Nose
      spikiness, c. 55%, quite floral
    • Taste
      bourbon notes
    • Finish
      guessing it is a refill bourbon hogshead from finish and 18 years

  4. Rom scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Nose antique store, old cognac, dilution brings green oak, orange blossom, plum and a tiny bit of sulfur. Mouth on cereals and a fruity mandarin / apricot. Final on the strawberry and tight tannins. Evolutive and very good.

  5. stiant scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    With a drop of water it gets more buttery and a notch more delicate. The taste is  a near perfect combination of the tastes noted neat. A great malt and even greater with a little water. 
    • Nose
      The nose reveals oily malt, butter, figs, vanilla and something that reminds me of musty cellars.
    • Taste
      It is quite oily and tastes of spices, butter, hazelnuts, apples and kumquats.
    • Finish
      Long malty, spiced and with a bit of dry oak at the end. 

  6. captain Islay scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Tasting notes from Blindtasting
    • Nose
      Leather, gas, flowers, grass and wood
    • Taste
      Fuel and leather
    • Finish
      Rather disturbing and short

  7. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    N: bitter fruits - grape fruits, banana, apricot, dark chocolate, cherry, apples, nuts, spices - mint and later some sulphur
    T: dusty, old wood, exotic fruits, some pepper, later syrup, wood smoke and orange
    F: vanilla, orange, cactus, bees wax, spices and later meaty with some smoke

  8. SilentStill did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Quite well-done Mortlach with a nice nose and tidy palate.
    • Nose
      (Milk) chocolate with a touch of mint (After Eight), the Bourbon Barrel is quite good and pleasant. Herbere Toene, Walderde and Pannennadeln come through very well. At the back also some citrus flavor.
    • Taste
      Strong-biting with a thick volume and creamy, slightly heberer chocolate than in the nose. Some fruit mixes underneath and leaves an impression of Jaffa biscuits.
    • Finish
      Good in length and powerful with a combination of rich fruit and chocolate.

  9. alectron scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Mortlach Tasting @ Regionals 2013_03, blind tasting.
    • Nose
      waxy, multi fruit, faint beeswax, stewed fruits, rhubarb. (90)
    • Taste
      oily, cinnamon, beeswax, stewed fruits, pepper. (89)
    • Finish
      honey waflles, more wax & fruit, faint smoke. (90)

  10. alectron scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      musty, old wood, apples (quite a few of them started to ferment...), wet tobacco, waxy, coal, tree sap-y, lemon peel, . (91)
      W water:  very similar to the nose without water, a few more apples, a tad less waxy & a bit more wood, wet oak at that. (90)
    • Taste
      burnt tree sap, malty, faint pumpernickel, oat cakes, faint oranges, a bit edgy/aggressive alc going into the finish. (87)
      W water: first of quite smokey, malty, meaty, (88)
    • Finish
      malt notes again, faint smoke, an intersting sour-dry-ness, unripe apples & lemons, also some lemon & orange peel (maybe some of it candied ?), faint beeswax. (88)
      W water: more dry than sour now, timid exotic fruits swaying in and out, faint coal smoke,  nice length (91)
      Later w water: turning quite sweet & creamy now, (90)


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