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Mortlach 1987 AD

Overall rating
89.34/100
votes
55
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Adelphi (AD)
Bottling serie
Selection
Vintage
1987
Bottled
2014
Stated Age
26 years old
Casktype
Refill American oak ex-sherry hogshead
Casknumber
3103
Number of bottles
200
Strength
56.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
16 May 2014 7:32 pm by Singlecask
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 199,80

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48 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Mortlach 1987 AD

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.34 points

  1. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  2. Indianerhäuptling scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  3. mr.p9 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  4. squaadgras scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  5. alex..w..fan did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Note by Serge Valentin from whiskyfun.com:

    Mortlach 26 yo 1987/2014 (56.8%, Adelphi, refill sherry, cask #3103, 200 bottles)Colour: rich gold. Nose: almost sylphlike after the DL, and yet it’s no light dram at all. There’s more marmalade, Seville oranges, a touch of coal smoke, this very particular sulphury/inky side, linseed oil… What’s really nice is this tropical side that are sometimes to be found in old Mortlach, between pink grapefruits and guavas. Even mangos, actually, but it hasn’t got the high topicality (?) of other distilleries. With water: a little rubber coming out yet again. Mortlach + water = sometimes strangeness. Mouth (neat): once again, I should have tried this baby first. Because once again, it’s very powerful whisky, but it feels almost light after the very heavy DL. Grapefruits again, curry powder, ginger, nutmeg… A little sour wood. With water: a feeling of peat, bitter oranges, leather, ginger and more nutmeg. And mint. Finish: long, grassier, oakier. Comments: very fine for sure, but I think I enjoyed sister cask #3101 by Adelphi much better (WF 91), I thought everything was better integrated. SGP:462 - 85 points.

  6. Maurice_casqueteer scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Compared with Mortlach 2003 vW #800218 and Mortlach 1991 AD #5947
    • Nose
      Great bourbon fruits - apple, pine apple and wild peaches. Honey, wax and pastry.
    • Taste
      Full wit spices, fruity, some wood smoke and exotic fruits - mango.
    • Finish
      Vanilla and spices.

  8. Dennis979 scored this whisky 92 points Administrator

    Thanks for bringing this one to my attention Danilo! :-D 

    I'll get you a "wee" sample ;-)

  9. Finlaggan scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    My review can be found here:
    http://themaltdesk.blogspot.dk/2014/12/mortlach-1987-26yo-adelphi.html

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