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Mortlach 1957 GM

Overall rating
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Private Collection
Calculated age
50 years old
1st Fill Sherry Butts
585 + 586
Number of bottles
43.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
16 Oct 2008 5:44 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 5255,11

24 × in wishlist

103 × member ratings

76 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Mortlach 1957 GM

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.60 points

  1. Erik Elixer scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    12/2017 Mortlach, vultures & roar BYOB Utrecht
    • Nose
      Great nose with sherry notes - forest fruits and pine resin. I think the oaky notes made place for great pine resin wood and leather flavours. Custard, pepper, tobacco leafs, cherries, brown spices cookies, a small trace of a meat note and lavender.
    • Taste
      Leather, liquorice and forest fruits - plums and dark cherries.
    • Finish
      Leather, forest fruits, syrup, strawberries, cardemon and ginger cookies.

  2. hans1971 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    What a dram !! To enjoy!!
    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      93 93

  3. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    In the nose I was still very pleased, in the taste, I must then realize that it makes little sense from a certain age of the bitterness. Bitter substances are not mine and I've always seen it in the other GM releases, Mortlach and Strathi are already strong, only Grant and Linkwood are ok for me at that age. Only there in the second sip something more came in the mouth, he gets the 90th
    • Nose
      Freshly oiled leather chairs in an old vintage car, pickled plums in a mixture of some salt water and a lot of sherry, black cherry, sweet licorice, camphor, a touch of black pepper, pumpernickel, but overall he has this pleasant balancing fruit acid, was afraid he is only still pure dry and especially bitterness, some clove, soy sauce, dates and fresh raisins, the black wine gums
    • Taste
      Ui, here the dryness and oak beats but noticeably too direct, even in the beginning of ancient treasure chest, leather bound books, some pencil lead, no longer sweet liquorice, black coffee, caraway, camphor, black pepper, which has lost a little sharpness, Black bread, already extremely dried dates and raisins with a bit of imagination, but otherwise no kind of fruit that was still there in the nose, old, crumbled tobacco, in the second sip is also beautiful Earl Gray tea with a touch of honey at least to lavender oil
    • Finish
      Dry, bitter, oak, medium to long, rather short for the average age, coffee, pumpernickel, anise, liquorice

  4. kimmosuo scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    The Whisky Show Old & Rare Glasgow 23 - 24 February 2019
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 96 points Moderator

    Very balanced, old style classic - a top sherry single malt. It can't get much better. Fantastic!
    • Nose
      96 96
      Toffee galore, finest old sherry wood, milk chocolate, dried fruits, dates, figs, spices, nutmeg, cooked fruits, jam, old books - superb!
    • Taste
      97 97
      Extremely creamy, mellow, thick, sirupy, good sweetness, more milk chocolate, toffee, coffee with cream, more cooked fruits, oranges, xmas spice - excellent!
    • Finish
      95 95
      Medium long, warm, smooth, a bit tannic but not drying, more woody notes

  6. mr.p9 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      94 94

  7. Ruud6421 scored this whisky 92 points Specialist

    Special dram. Very powerful and intense.
    • Nose
      Raisins, Sultanas, Burned Oak, some charcoal. Immense intensity. Surprisingly lot of power for a 50 year old whisky
    • Taste
      Thick. A bit less powerful. Great thick mouthfeel. Leather notes.
    • Finish
      Intense and long. More dried fruits and oak. Gets bitter and dry, the only down point for this dram.

  8. avansele scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      97 97

  9. Derekyu928 scored this whisky 97 points Expert Senior

    【First】: Very dark amber alcoholic sensation Shabby astringent vanilla (just like vanilla essence) Prunes Dried persimmon 【Middle】: Body bulges firmly Ralph lauren mango red wine like not much wheat feeling 【Finish】: the entire oral cavity is irritating rather than oily, like rain leaves like rain (image after autumn leaves finished) iron wood timber blunt stimulation on the tongue http: //www.whiskylink .com /? p = 12470

  10. Sonett scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    A long time since I enjoyed a dram as complex and well balanced as this. Adding water did not give any new experiences.
    • Nose
      Heavy Sherry notes with Plums (Plum pudding), Apricots, Raisins. A hint of Cognac, Leather and Woodiness
    • Taste
      An entry with a lot of sweet fruits. Plums dried fruits and raisins that fades away and a oaky woodiness appears for a minute before a bitter tast of almonds appears.
    • Finish
      Long warm woody finish that stays for an eternity.


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