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Mortlach 1987 AD

Overall rating
89.64/100
votes
52
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Adelphi (AD)
Bottling serie
Selection
Vintage
1987
Bottled
2014
Stated Age
26 years old
Casknumber
3101
Number of bottles
192
Strength
57.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
30 Mar 2014 9:39 am by RoyalScotsman
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 195.00

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Whisky Reviews for Mortlach 1987 AD

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.64 points

  1. Mark-E scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      88 88

  2. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  3. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. Dirk scored this whisky 91 points Super Administrator

    Fruity, menthol, layered and complex. Very well balanced in my opinion. I like this a lot!
    • Nose
      90 90
      Oranges, honey, pencil shavings, some fresh oak. A bit resinous. Very good nose but hard to describe all the elements. Let's say it is good ;-)
    • Taste
      91 91
      Wow, rich and layered! Ripe fruits, stewed fruits, little bit of spicy, menthol. Wood and pencil shavings but all very balanced. Ripe fruits are dominant here (pears, apples, pineapple) but all covered orange juice.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Sweet fruits, marmalade and a little bit of menthol. Pencil shavings, little bit of spiciness. Faint touch woody elements but all within the right boundaries.

  5. stoigniew scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    Thick and oily whisky. Mortlach 1987 AD is about citrus  pulp, peels, seeds, oils and zest. Interesting dram. 

    91 / 100
    • Nose
      sour apple juice, apple peels, fresh grapes, cinnamon, tangerines, oak, citrus seeds(oranges, grapefruit), pomelo
    • Taste
      very intense and thick, oily, sweet and sour, tangerines, later more dry: nuts, orange peel, citrus seeds, grapefruit
    • Finish
      very long, notes of orange peel, grapefruit, drying slightly in this very citrus seed-ish way

  6. Willibald did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes 2. Apr 2014 from Serge / Whiskyfun:

    Mortlach 26 yo 1987/2014
    (57.5%, Adelphi, refill sherry, cask #3101, 192 bottles)

    Nose: this is strong, but this time it
    seems that oils and greases remained within the combo, together with earth and
    roots, as well as grapefruits and a little grass. The jury’s still out, but it
    seems that this one’s quite great again. With water: oh yes it is. Grapefruits
    and tangerines – and truckloads of them. It’s more on tangerines than Glen
    MacTangerine, the winner of last year’s World Tangerine Competition (what?). Mouth (neat): huge, resinous, fruity and spicy. It’s honyedew at cask strength.
    Very oily, you almost need a spoon (or a long beak, says my neighbour and friend
    the Turckheimian stork, haha). With water: so very excellent! Oranges,
    grapefruits, waxes, a little chlorophyll… In truth, it tends to become a little
    green and bitter, but that’s nothing.

    Finish: very long, first on citrus, then
    on grass and bitterish oils. Loses one or two points here.

    Comments: very
    high-end, with a big presence. The official 25 is a notch above it in my book
    because it was more ‘evidently superb’, but we aren’t far. Very close, in fact,
    well selected again, Adelphi! SGP:462 - 91
    points.

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