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Mortlach 1980

Overall rating
91.27/100
votes
35
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Flora & Fauna - Cask Strength
Vintage
1980
Bottled
1997
Strength
63.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
02 Nov 2008 2:36 pm
Cask Strength

Average value

€ 345,00

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35 × member ratings

46 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Mortlach 1980

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.27 points

  1. Allandale scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A big rich body.
    • Nose
      Distinct peat character. Stalky. Lime skins.
    • Taste
      Flowery. Buttercups. Syrupy. Rich sherry notes. Very big in the middle, with lots of flavour development. Soft mint humbugs.
    • Finish
      More mint, becoming drier. An outstanding digestif.

  2. alex..w..fan did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Note by Serge Valentin from whiskyfun.com:

    Mortlach 1980/1997 (63.1%, Flora & Fauna, cask strength) Colour: straw. Nose: super-punchy of course but less aggressive than expected, starting on quite some wood smoke (and BBQ) and notes of ripe gooseberries and orange liqueur (any, really). There’s some honey too, as well as hints of cured ham and a little tar. Discreet notes of sherry. Superb nose at 63% I must say, but let’s add water. With water: develops all on rubbed orange skin, then a huge meatiness. Something like ham cooked in orange sauce, with a little sage and cardamom. Sounds good? Too bad it’s also a tad dusty. Mouth (neat): super-punchy once again, zesty, fruity, sort of lighter than other Mortlachs as far as the profile is concerned. Truckloads of fresh oranges and just hints of bubblegum, but that may come from the high strength. With water: unusual development on sorrel and coriander, with something earthy/dusty. And lemonade. It doesn’t seem to swim too well. Finish: long, pulls itself together again, with some ginger and orange zests. Comments: a rollercoaster of a malt, maybe not state of the art but very entertaining. SGP:552 - 86 points.

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