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Overall rating
90.95/100
votes
22
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
A Pure Highland Malt
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Sherrywood
Strength
70 (proof)
Size
757 ml
Label
26²/³ Fl. Oz.
Added on
26 Dec 2012 12:26 am

Average value

€ 333,00

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Whisky Reviews for Mortlach 12-year-old GM

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.95 points

  1. checkpointuk scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Colour:
    Old gold with amber stitch
    Nose:
    Malted caramel, brown sugar, honey, old leather and smoky sweet sherry flavors. Slightly blue fruit notes of blueberries, blueberries and some blackberry. In addition, there are roasted almonds, glazed nuts and a fine spice of curry and turmeric - there is joy!
    Taste:
    Subtle start, but then powerful spicy aufdrehend. Sherry, nuts, leather, wood and caramel - all made from one piece! Salty sparkling underlaid and so beautiful old spreading on the tongue. The dull wood notes go hand in hand with dull herbal, without the otherwise so vibrant freshness!
    Finish:
    Medium long - still spicy with nut, wood, leather, herbs, subtle fruit and lots of honey sweetness. Harmonious, old and delicious!
    91 points
    N: 92P / G: 91P / F: 91P

  2. checkpointrk scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  3. cavalier66 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Brief impression from The Whisky Show 2015 verticale:

    Gentle, soft and easily quaffable, fruits, some oiliness. Lovely and, to my taste, better than the 1938/80s bottling and 1954/2012. However, nothing approached the glory that is the 75 year old Generations 2015 bottling...

    91 points

  4. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Serge from Whiskyfun says:

    Mortlach 12 yo (40%, Gordon & MacPhail, licensed bottling, +/-1980) A well-known, easily ‘findable’ old bottling of Mortlach. Colour: gold. Nose: starts on a meat pie with custard and honey and rather goes on with orange cake, smoked tea, leather, menthol, cigars and more and more ham. Mortlach’s trademark big meatiness and ‘mineral’ sulphur are in full swing here, and this nose is simply wonderful. Mouth: rather wackier, with a little cardboard and strange notes of ‘chemical’ mint (After Eights), but other wise there’s some lovely cake and honey-glazed biscuits. Caramel. Finish: rather long, with some ‘dark’ oak and tea, then more and more parsley and even tarragon. Fun! Comments: incredible body at just 40% vol. As often with these old bottlings, the nose beats the palate fair and square. Lost a lot of points because of the ‘chemical’ mint. SGP:452 - 83 points.

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