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Overall rating
92.47/100
votes
214
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Vintage
1971
Bottled
2004
Stated Age
32 years old
Casktype
Ex-Bourbon Casks
Number of bottles
2160
Strength
50.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L49X00001987
Barcode
5000281018782
Added on
23 Sep 2007 9:51 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 1699,00

63 × in wishlist

214 × member ratings

220 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Mortlach 1971

22 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.47 points

  1. ctu scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Big whisky, my best Mortlach ever, especially the nose is incredibly deep and complex.
    The heavy sherry is no lack, the refined distillery character well felt as ex-bourbon too.
    Some dropes of water help to raise the taste and the finish close to the nose.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Refined and floral. Matured spicy oak, honey, unripe banana, green apple, milk foam, kiwi and coconut.
    • Taste
      93 93
      Creamy. Matured oak. Spices: ginger, white pepper and nutmeg. Caramel and honey. Banana shake.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Long, fruity, spicy. Slightly goes to Brora's farmy, peaty feeling. Touch of tobacco too.

  2. UsquebaughNL scored this whisky 95 points Expert Junior

    Mortlach 32 yo 1971/2004 (50.1%, OB) Colour: surprisingly light, pale straw. The nose is more discrete than the Glen Ord’s, but more complex and delicate. Extremely floral for such an old malt, again there seems to be little wood influence. Lots of meadow flowers, buttercup, pollen. Hints of farmy notes, wet dog. A little yeasty, with some notes of porridge, green bananas, hot milk. Very complex! It goes on with some acacia honey, and a bit of coconut milk. Very elegant. The mouth is creamy, sweet, getting very gingery with lots of white pepper and nutmeg. Now I can feel the wood’s influence. Goes on with some light caramel, honey. Really splendid, complex and subtle… The finish is long and quite peppery. A winner, no doubt. 92 points

  3. jmallios scored this whisky 93 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      93 93

  4. Seanzhang scored this whisky 93 points Member Senior

    Perfect balanced.
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      92 92

  5. kimmosuo scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    The Whisky Show Old & Rare Glasgow 23 - 24 February 2019
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      81 81

  6. Hvdree scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  7. el Gato scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  8. stefsel111 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      94 94

  9. markjedi1 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Undoubtedly one of the best Mortlach I have had the good fortune of tasting. Thank you, Marcel!
    • Nose
      Wonderfully delicate and quite floral nose (not soapy, mind you!) with some dried heather, wild flowers, honey, white apples and the peel of unripe banana. Old books. Fresh sheets on the bed, I kid you not! Some pineapple, a slice of kiwi and a very soft but unmistakable trace of smoke. A touch waxy even. This is absolutely delicious, wonderfully layered and hence quite complex.
    • Taste
      It is very creamy on the palate, wonderfully sweet, but does turn very spicy from the get go. An uppercut of ginger and white pepper. The wood, which was all but absent on the nose, runs amok on the palate. A beautiful and round malt develops. The banana returns, as does a handful of nuts and some smoky touches of wood. 
    • Finish
      The finish reveals the old school character of this outstanding Mortlach, which I find to be a bit Brora-like. There, I have said it.

  10. hans1971 scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    What a sensation !!!
    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      94 94

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