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Mortlach Speyside Festival 2013

Overall rating
86.21/100
votes
123
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2013
Number of bottles
3000
Strength
48.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L3092LS000
Barcode
5000281033228
Bottled for
Spirit of Speyside Festival 2013
Added on
05 May 2013 5:04 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 215,72

11 × in wishlist

123 × member ratings

258 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Mortlach Speyside Festival 2013

28 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.21 points

  1. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Balance sheet (21) Need water and time ... score after "dances with a tambourine" (86) ... in fast tasting 83 maximum
    • Nose
      The aroma is heavy, thick and rather marvelous ... spring coolness ... overripe fruit ... liqueuriness and wet skin ... I had to change the glass from blender to spice: the aroma became softer ... varnish and salted meat ... cloves. .. a hard, sweet bravoem left ... a hint of tobacco ... with water appeared orange candies (21.5)
    • Taste
      A taste of wood with sourness, spices and raisins with prunes (21.5)
    • Finish
      Finish slightly spicy, paper with cream, prunes and wood bitterness ... caramel, oil for inhalation???? ... grass ... tobacco (22)

  2. Calmar scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A peculiar but interesting mole is a bound up aroma promising further development, a dynamically unfolding taste, with a rather poor palette showing us a lot of raisin shades and quickly calming, but a long finish.
    • Nose
      Restrained, ethereal-eucalyptus notes in the first nose, then bread, raisins, light minerality, malt tones are all powerful, but not too expressive.
    • Taste
      It's much better - the gradual unfolding of the raisin front against the background of light pepper and spicy oak gives the impression of a spring flood in the accelerated shooting - everything arrives and arrives.
    • Finish
      Spicy, raisin-ginger, turning to orange peel and candied fruits from kumquats.

  3. hs305 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    [May, 2017]  I had a dram during the Speyside Whisky Festival before and I remember it was rather weakish.  Unfortunately I did not take any notes so I have to pay the price for this lapse and bought another dram today.  16,50 GBP for a single measure at a bar on Skye, that is what I call greedy...

    The colour is burnished and the texture shows a few late slow legs with small tears.  The nose offers vanilla, sherry raisins, the typical Mortlach meat and (of course) some sulphur... Why the hell are almost all Mortlach releases spoiled with sulphur, do they have no cask management there or do they simply not care?  It is okay, but nothing remarkable (in a pricey festival bottling I expect more than that!).

    The mouthfeel is peppery and a little adstringent due to heavier tannins, no coating at all.  Again average best...  On the palate some earthy, roasted and bitter citrus flavours dominate with an increasing dryness (tannins).  Not really balanced and not what I call delicious.  The finish gets even more bitter and its rather long length is not an advantage in this case.  Some nice peppery and fruitier (cranberries) notes nevertheless.

    With water added it gets perfumy on the nose (I do not like that) and even weaker on the palate (I do not like this either).  But the bitterness of the finish vanishes somewhat (at least this is positive!).  A very weak selection by Diageo and I do not understand why they bottle such average stuff as a pricey festival release.  Is it greed or simply ignorance?  It is not worth its price, as a drinker I would pay no more than 40 Euros for a bottle of such quality...

    And (of course) it is a NAS edition, so always remember:  Never Accept Stupid marketing!
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  4. kot1803 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A22 P23 F22 B22
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. stefsel111 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. hans1971 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. ctu scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Nice Mortlach, spicy / sweet / acidic, but the price is not very friendly.
    • Nose
      Sherry, vanilla, raisin, honey, coconut and meat desk.
    • Taste
      Powerful, sweet and spicy. Pepper, citruses, tannic oak, blueberry and black currant.
    • Finish
      Medium length, bittersweet.

  8. mr.p9 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. maltaholic scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    No high flyer, but a malt with different facets.
    • Nose
      I can not believe it, but this is my first Mortlach. Small beads line up on the edge, then run down thick. I guess it's between 10 and 15 years old. Sweet wood, grapes, a bit sprightly in the nose. I'll give it a few more minutes ...
    • Taste
      He gets a bit milder. Smells like fresh pancakes now. But also neat oak. Very fruity in taste, a little vanilla. Now a little spicier.
    • Finish
      Beautiful oak.

  10. Georges scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

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