Mortlach 2003 vW

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
van Wees (vW)
Bottling serie
The Ultimate
Stated Age
11 years old
Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
29 jul 2014 4:25 pm by Bachess
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 35.45

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Whisky reviews for Mortlach 2003 vW

5 users have left 5 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 83.30 points.

  1. KayMeertens scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Blind tasting of a sample from Erik.
    Funny how this one transforms from that fresh fruity bourbon nose to a pretty dirty taste and 'dark' finish. I like the nose better than the taste.
    • Nose
      Green apple, lime, vanilla, almond and a whiff of smoke. After a while also a good amount of caramel.
    • Taste
      Caramel, smoke, hazelnut, fig, lime, malt and light pepper. Quite dirty.
    • Finish
      Toffee, cocoa, hazelnut, cereals, smoke and a little tobacco.

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  3. mer1973 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  4. squaadgras scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      80 80

  5. thijs100 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    This is a bit of a schizo-dram. The nose is very fine and shows some nice complexity. I don't care much for the palate. Too spicy and harsh.
    • Nose
      Light fruit ith apples, banana and lemon. Zesty. A hint of smoke and fairly malty. Some grassy element, hay and heather.
    • Taste
      Light peat smoke, slightly dry and peppery. Pretty spicy and dirty, quite an attack on the taste buds, even at 46 percent abv. A hint of toffee and coconut.
    • Finish
      Smoke and cigarette ash. Toasted barley. Slightly bitter, but in the end some fruit re-appears.

  6. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    compared with Mortlach 2003 vW #800209

    active (toasted) bourbon barrel with a lot of smoke
    • Nose
      great bourbon fruits - pear, honey, leather, fudge, lemon, vanilla and wood smoke
    • Taste
      oily, fruity, citrus, vanilla, bitter fruits and smoke
    • Finish
      smoke, some ashes, roasted barley, fudge, citrus, bitter fruits - grape fruits, oily - bouillon and tea


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