Mortlach 1997 MMcK

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Morrison and MacKay (MMcK)
Bottling serie
Càrn Mòr - Strictly Limited Edition
Stated Age
16 years old
2 Ex-Bourbon Hogsheads
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
17 jul 2013 8:33 pm

Average value

€ 79.95

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Whisky reviews for Mortlach 1997 MMcK

9 users have left 9 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 84.38 points.

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Fairly simple
    Mortlach, that can act perfectly as an aperitif. Around 55 EUR, which I find to
    be very friendly priced.
    • Nose
      The nose is very
      fresh and quite fruity. Gooseberries, young apples, hints of lime. Pretty
      herbal. Freshly cut grass, floral elements as well. Some marzipan, but in the back. Seville oranges appear after a few
      moments, as does some woodsmoke. Not bad, but not earth shattering either.
    • Taste
      It is quite light
      bodied, but immediately very sweet. Some vanilla, apples, gooseberries and
      marzipan – so a fine continuation of the nose. The woodsmoke is louder, making
      this a pretty spicy whisky. Quite punchy, in fact.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium
      long and sweet.

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  3. Nebuchadnezzar scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Unexpectedly - 88 points!
    The case when you do not need to look back at other people's reviews.
    Bourbon aging at its best.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. Dutchdram scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
      First what comes to mind is floral. Think of freshly mown grass. Complemented by a nice hint of cut flowers and a tiny hint of eucalyptus. But it's fruity aswell with hints of stewed apples and pears and also a hint of honeymelon. At the end some oak.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Sweet and bitter! It starts bitter with hints of macaroons and grapefruit. There is some cacao and it turns a bit sweeter now with a hint of marzipan. Vanilla is present too. And at the end hints of oak and a bit of ginger.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Medium-long. With hints of vanilla, floral (mostly flowers) and grassy.

  5. whiskyd scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      83 83

  6. hans1971 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  7. stefsel111 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  8. Daan Tje scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  9. kulideli scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Aroma: Apple, vanilla, citrus aromas, fruity, vinous, sweet, a touch of orange marmalade, vinous;

    Taste: vanilla, sweetness, strong wine, apple, oak, caramel, oranges, full, fruity, milk chocolate, traces of smoke, sherry ?;

    Finish: Longer, with vanilla, and licorice, cherries;
    Conclusion: Great, you can have good. The age is noticeable in the softness, PLV ok, an interesting Speysider!

  10. Foamy scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A tad more alcoholic in the nose as the other Mortlach from Càrn Mòr, but very alike.
    It’s a bit more punchy and sharp as the other one.
    A whiff of smoke gives it a bit more body and finish.
    A very nice and fruity Mortlach, but I liked the 1996 a lot more.


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