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Mortlach 21-year-old GM

Overall rating
85.58/100
votes
168
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Bottled
2012
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
1st Fill & Refill Sherry Casks
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
New Label (2012)
Added on
23 Dec 2012 10:34 pm
Uncolored

Average value

€ 119,07

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168 × member ratings

290 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Mortlach 21-year-old GM

30 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.58 points

  1. Sandman23 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  2. MadScientist scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. Fight65 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Compared this one with the 16 year old (Flora & Fauna).
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. ScotchGuyTO scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    My favourite distillery, and an exemplary dram no less from Gordon Macphail at 21years, the gentle spice is entrancing.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      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.

  5. hans1971 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. Schnappsdrossel scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Delicious, unusual whisky. Like the 25-year-old Linkwood, the long finish stands out.
    • Nose
      Pear, ripe apricots, catus figs, fruit blossom. Roasted pork fillet in the second nose, horse stable, wet dog.
    • Taste
      Soft and spicy, dry wood smoke, apricots, thyme. Again the wet dog.
    • Finish
      Spicy-floral with elderflower, thyme, oregano, cinnamon, dark chocolate. Olives. Later freshly beaten wood.

  7. spigray scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      72 72

  8. spigray scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    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.
    78/100
    • Nose
      rather dry, malty, yeasty.  pepper, german pfefferkuchen, chocolate toffee,
    • Taste
      very dry, almost bitter. very much oak, roasted chestnut. a bit of dark honey. dark chocolate.
      really very dry, not to say bitter
    • Finish
      fortunately not that long

  9. Hobbit did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    No, it is not a bad whisky, it is actually quite delicious but it is simply mediocre.
    • Nose
      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
    • Taste
      very light and soft, slightly sweet sherry, lots of citrus fruit, milk chocolate, raisin and oak, vanilla, apples
    • Finish
      again apples and citrus fruits, fruit salad with lemon juice, noticeable dry oak and chocolate, nice full oily mouthfeel in medium-length finish, gingerbread

  10. pianoman scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Light dry sherry, some salt and hay. Mandarins, light honey. Trail mix.
    • Taste
      Dry. Red apples, honey, sweet malt. Then grassier and more bitter. Old coffee beans, rancid cocoa, wet cardboard.

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