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Overall rating
89.70/100
votes
65
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
Barcode
2000000663470
Added on
30 Mar 2014 9:51 am by RoyalScotsman
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 331.01

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Whisky Reviews for Mortlach 1987 AD

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.70 points

  1. HammerHead scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Great bottling by Adelphi, which just tops the sister cask #3103.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Sweet sherry fruits, tropical fruits, plum, oranges, peach and some sour pineapple, quite nutty with roasted almonds and almond oil, also dusty and a bit of furniture polish.
    • Taste
      90 90
      A syrupy mouthfeel, creamy, bitter orange, pomelo, clearly drying but not austere, some tropical fruits like peach and even mango, almonds, honey, a little marmelade and a nippy pepperiness from the alcohol.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Medium to long: tropical fruit syrup, a faint honied liquorice and clear but fairly mild wood bitters.

  2. Rien scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  3. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

  4. thijs100 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Somewhat reminiscent of some of these old undisclosed Speyside behemoths, but with the untamed beast of Mortlach let loose on it.
    • Nose
      Sweet notes of orange, lime zest and multivitamin juice are most prominent. There's a touch of menthol too, accompanied by a whiff of oak and pine needles. Very good, very agreeable and very well-balanced.
    • Taste
      Oily and mouth-coating. A proper sweet arrival (honey, closely followed by an abundance of citrus, tangerine and a spicy attack, without ever overwhelming the taste buds, which is quite the accomplishment. Subtle oak, a touch of pine. Rather fantastic. Water calms it down and leaves more room for the fruitiness.
    • Finish
      More of the above. Medium in length.

  5. Indianerhäuptling scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  6. Mark-E scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  7. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  8. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  9. 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.

  10. 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

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