Mortlach 2003 vW

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
van Wees (vW)
Bottling serie
The Ultimate
Stated Age
10 years old
Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
11 feb 2014 3:58 pm by Mel
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 35.98

2 × in wishlist

17 × member ratings

28 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Mortlach 2003 vW

9 users have left 9 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 84.00 points.

  1. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Compared with Mortlach 1991 AD #5947 and Mortlach 1987 AD #3103
    • Nose
      Fresh with citrus, malty and honey. Some smoke, some liquorice, spices - cinnamon. Baked banana, ginger bread and apple. 

      Great bourbon nose!
    • Taste
      Citrus - lemon, grains, honey, caramel and roasted barley. Bitter fruits, raw alcohol and a touch of smoke - wood smoke?
    • Finish
      Medium drying with cake baking mix and spices. Fruity - bitter fruits, lemon, honey, pine resin and some raisins - boerenjongens.

  2. Xstream scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Vanilla, cream, ginger, banana, pear, apple, orange, some sweet spices. Whiff of sea salt and salmiak. 

    Mouth: quite salty, salmiak, oily, cream, spices, ginger.

    Finish: Salty and quite spicy, white pepper. Turns more bitter, like bitter grapefruit, marmelade with banana skin. 

    Comment: Sort of interesting profile, but it doesn't wow me. But not bad considering the price.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      76 76

  3. KayMeertens scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Blind tasting of a sample.
    • Nose
      A very strong bourbon influence. Vanilla, apple juice, caramel, grapefruit, lemon, orange and an oaky spiciness. Eventually sweeter with peach.
    • Taste
      Caramel, vanilla, almond, grapefruit, citrus and a little malt. Soft and creamy but also a tang of pepper.
    • Finish
      Caramel, lime, hazelnut, vanilla, grapefruit and a little malt.

  4. gerrit de guru scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A nice bourbony nose.
    Compared to 10 yo distillery releases out there (from whatever distiller), this is golden. Such a good deal.

  5. Maurice_M2 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      80 80

  6. Hvdree scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  7. ThS scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    A whisky rather ordinary, with, for lack, to be quite pungent nose and mouth, which is not nothing.
    • Nose
      Alcohol is present on the nose despite the 46%. Banana, hint of vanilla.
    • Taste
      Sweet. Vanilla banana with spices that bite.
    • Finish
      Fading quickly to give way to a low malty vanilla note.

  8. Heritage-of-Hugo scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Nice bourbon cask whisky. Decent price.
    • Nose
      Sweet apple, honey, tropical fruit. Hint of vanilla.
    • Taste
      Apple and Pineapple. Fresh! Tiny bit spices and bitter.
    • Finish
      Medium long, with (again) apple, nice.

  9. mister glenfarclas scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Disappointing nose, decent taste and finish. Not bad at all, but a little boring for me. Still a good bourbon cask whisky.
    • Nose
      Flimsy nose. There is hardly anything that could counter the alcohol. And we are only talking about 46%vol. With a lot of good will I could find a hint of vanilla and some fresh fruits. 
    • Taste
      Soft start, real smooth. Very sweet now. Strong caramel and honey. Very gentle. A touch of spiciness now, but not that much.
    • Finish
      Decent finish. Sweetness lingering on, not dry at all. Malty.


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