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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
- Fruity, menthol, layered and complex. Very well balanced in my opinion. I like this a lot!
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 ;-)
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.
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.
- Thick and oily whisky. Mortlach 1987 AD is about citrus pulp, peels, seeds, oils and zest. Interesting dram.
91 / 100
sour apple juice, apple peels, fresh grapes, cinnamon, tangerines, oak, citrus seeds(oranges, grapefruit), pomelo
very intense and thick, oily, sweet and sour, tangerines, later more dry: nuts, orange peel, citrus seeds, grapefruit
very long, notes of orange peel, grapefruit, drying slightly in this very citrus seed-ish way
- 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.
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