- Single Malt
- Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
- Bottling serie
- Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Stated Age
- 21 years old
- 1st Fill & Refill Sherry Casks
- 43.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- New Label (2012)
- Added on
- 23 Dec 2012 10:33 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Mortlach 21-year-old GM
30 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.55 points
- Compared this one with the 16 year old (Flora & Fauna).
- My favourite distillery, and an exemplary dram no less from Gordon Macphail at 21years, the gentle spice is entrancing.
The nose is lovely and bright, rich malt and hints of fatty pork. Lots of fruity Sherry and fall leaves. There's a hint of almost cola and minerals.
The palate is spicy, big bold spice and warm oats. Tea tannins and hints of camphor. Sherry plays a second fiddle, stone fruits and huge oily rags. Lovely fruit and spice play very nicely with the heavy Mortlach malt.
The finish is is huge, vanilla and pork fat. Soft cask char smoke and bay leaf with a twinge of fresh sage. Very light triple cream custard as it fades.
- Delicious, unusual whisky. Like the 25-year-old Linkwood, the long finish stands out.
Pear, ripe apricots, catus figs, fruit blossom. Roasted pork fillet in the second nose, horse stable, wet dog.
Soft and spicy, dry wood smoke, apricots, thyme. Again the wet dog.
Spicy-floral with elderflower, thyme, oregano, cinnamon, dark chocolate. Olives. Later freshly beaten wood.
- this is definitely nothing for people with a sweet tooth and you have to like the very bitter side of whisky. too bitter for me.
rather dry, malty, yeasty. pepper, german pfefferkuchen, chocolate toffee,
very dry, almost bitter. very much oak, roasted chestnut. a bit of dark honey. dark chocolate.
really very dry, not to say bitter
fortunately not that long
- No, it is not a bad whisky, it is actually quite delicious but it is simply mediocre.
many citrus fruits and some candy in the first nose, tangerines, lemons, apricot, some black pepper, juicy orange peel, lemon cake, gooseberries, only restrained sweetness, hay, light grape, a hint of vanilla pudding, the spicy oak flavors come more into the foreground, gingerbread spice , the typical Mortlach muff I find here less, probably it is due to the daily form
very light and soft, slightly sweet sherry, lots of citrus fruit, milk chocolate, raisin and oak, vanilla, apples
again apples and citrus fruits, fruit salad with lemon juice, noticeable dry oak and chocolate, nice full oily mouthfeel in medium-length finish, gingerbread
Light dry sherry, some salt and hay. Mandarins, light honey. Trail mix.
Dry. Red apples, honey, sweet malt. Then grassier and more bitter. Old coffee beans, rancid cocoa, wet cardboard.