- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Silver Seal (SS)
- Stated Age
- 21 years old
- Number of bottles
- 56.3 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 21 Mar 2013 11:25 am
56 × in wishlist
151 × member ratings
147 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Mortlach 1991 SS
27 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.88 points
- Picture an elegant Englisch club with leather armchairs, some people reading a newspaper, a tick-tock-ticking clock and a lit fire place and Phileas Fogg coming in about to bet he could travel around the world in 80 days. That's your Mortlach...
- (Tasted blind)
Super dark colour.
NOSE: Sophisticated, old fashioned smoking salon, pipe smoke. Fruit stones (peach stone). Sweet. Figs, dates. Quality vanilla. Cola. Christmas spices. Old mahogany cupboard. (93p)
TASTE: The arrival comes with raisins and cola. On the mid palate both quite a bit of oak (but not too aggressive) and well aged (Oloroso) fruitiness. Lovely acidity as well. Very concentrated. (92p)
FINISH: Sweet & dry, intense, wood tannin pepperiness, cola. Long aftertaste with top quality chocolate. (92p)
OVERALL: Too much oak for what my palate normally likes but this is just sooo good. This tastes like equal parts malt whisky and top notch old Oloroso Sherry. Total score 92 points.
- Simply brilliant.
- A fat sherry kick in the nose, but also sulfur, slightly mellow wood, brown sugar, even reminds me of an old rum, dark dried fruit in the direction of plum, sweet wood, a little cinnamon, leather, old farm.
On the palate, then more stormy than expected - but on the other hand, the malt has 56.3% vol. Should I use it without water? ... I risk it! The sweetness struggles from the tongue, over the cheeks in the throat. Very oily, very elegant, but also a bit of muff. The brown sugar, the juice oranges to the sweet grapefruit, the old sherry, the hay, nuts (tend to walnut / hazelnut) and leather give in the mouth a wonderful overall concept. Sure, the ü55 volts are noticeable - but you can definitely try it pure.
Then sweet, cinnamon on the finish, a decent oak bitterness, always this brown sugar, caramel, milk chocolate - yes that's the shit! Then rest the malt for 15 minutes, and in the nose only sugar sugar, dried fruit, nuts. The musty is gone or my nose has hidden it. Well, it did not bother at any moment anyway. Thick syrupy broth that pleases my taste buds. The finish is quite long and sweet. The alcohol strength warms up very well, especially at the first sip, but quickly the taste buds got used to it.
So a 21-year-old sherry bottling can taste like. If you like old sherry, heavy oak, partly musty (barn / wet wood / leather) and also sulfur, you are welcome to access - if still available.
- Absolute top quality nose and palate, yet the finish was a bit weak if you ask me. Still much above average to say the least.
Old leather (sulphur), hazelnut pastry, mocha, dark chocolate,and stone floors of a dunnage warehouse. There is plenty of sweet fruit: raisins, prunes, oranges), cinnamon, and a little freshness of mint.
Not as thick as other Mortlachs, but certainly very pleasant. It's not as sweet as you might expect. Instead, it's more Oloroso based, with a sour, nutty touch. Think of Dutch appelstroop, red fruits, orange juice, and cafe latte with hazelnut cream. Along with that, there is dark chocolate, pepper and cinnamon. And of course, there is a fierce layer of leather to be detected.
Medium, juicy and fresh, but still with this leathery and nutty character.
- Tasting Notes:
- A massive sherrybomb!
Sweet, full-bodied and spicy. Oak, dried fruits, figs, some anise, fennel, caramel, treacle, some citric notes, leather, vanilla and some earthy notes
The taste is also full-bodied, a little drying, raisins, figs, coffee, chocolate, cappuccino and some spices
A long finish, where the sherrysweetness keeps on lingering, coffee, chocolate, slightly drying.