Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Charred American and European Oak Casks
43.4 % Vol.
500 ml 750 ml
Added on
08 Sep 2014 5:35 pm by thewhiskybarrel.de

Average value

€ 86.68

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Whisky Reviews for Mortlach Rare Old

35 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 78.17 points

  1. Matt80 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Sweet malt, a touch of underlying mustiness with some bitter honey. Freshly cut grass on a rainy day.

      With water - hints of caramel and toffee, a vague citrus note.
    • Taste
      Strong cinnamon, liquorice sticks, oak, wood spice and some herbal notes.

      With water - everything toned down. Much smoother and easier on the palate.
    • Finish
      Medium. Cinnamon is there at the finish with strong oak overtones.

      With water - peppery

  2. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    it is a solid malt not no less
    a dram if you do not want to think much
    • Nose
      neat oak (old, a bit stewed), very spicy, a little bit spicy, dried herbs, minimal smoke, preserving gum, malt
      later comes good sherry, nutty notes, a flower meadow and an extotic fruit (papaya?)
    • Taste
      full on the palate
      tart, soft licorice, light pepper, oak, raisin, minimal smoke
      later comes dark caramel
    • Finish
      medium long
      starts to bite, bitter becomes more, astringent, dark chocolate, slightly earth, oak, sherry, easily tobacco

  3. davidloosli scored this whisky 73 points Expert Senior

    Too sweet
    • Nose
      A lot of sweetness, apple, marzipan, a light acidity (milk?)
    • Taste
      Sweet malt, apple, apple juice, a touch from the sea
    • Finish
      The immense sweetness overlaps the wood from the barrel almost completely, perfumy, some acidity towards the end

  4. Rosebank88 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Starts heavy, creamy, fudge, light raisins, oak, aromatic summer honey and in the background spicy reflexes of pepper and pimple. Milk chocolate and sweet chocolates.
    • Taste
      Beautiful oily onset, spicy oak, pepper, wet hay, allspice, light roasted aromas, then chocolates after Toffifee, grape nut chocolate and a hint of smoke.
    • Finish
      Long, tart, walnuts, tobacco, slightly chocolate and sherrytönig.

  5. MY MALTS scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    The nose is dominated by a valerian-like scent ... On the palate, the valerian disappears, and you can taste peppery caramel flavors ... Departure is rather short, but pleasant sweet woody ... Not bad ... but had somehow expected more ...

  6. Lorion scored this whisky 40 points Expert Senior

    No. I regret to try.
    • Nose
      Vanilla, citrus, metal.
    • Taste
      Alcohol, citrus. Very sharp.
    • Finish
      Medium long, alcoholic. Warm.

  7. karloff scored this whisky 80 points Specialist

    This was a gift off my wife, yes it's in a fancy bottle and yes it's in a rip off 50cl and yes it's over priced, would I buy it? Probably not, doesn't mean I didn't enjoy it.      
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      81 81

  8. karloff scored this whisky 80 points Specialist

    At the end of the day it's all down to taste and I quite enjoyed this, it's not fantastic by any stretch but I don't think it deserves all the flack it gets.     
    • Nose
      Those mixed bags of nuts and raisins you get at market's, dates, honey, toffee, bran cereal and brown bread.     
    • Taste
      It almost has a brown ale taste to it, some light spicy notes, cough sweet, toffee, some fudge and golden syrup. It's really quite smooth and goes down rather well.       
    • Finish
      A medium finish with fudge and caramel, it is sort of level all the way.    

  9. mer1973 scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      75 75

  10. AdelphosHume scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    A surprising character. The tastes and smells are well integrated and play off of each other well.
    • Nose
      Sweet smoke, dunnage, dried papaya, dry lemon peel, soft smoked vanilla, cinnamon, rum cake, stout, and maple syrup
    • Taste
      Floral chocolate (daffodil), sweet peat and bitter honey, hot chocolate, sherried fruits, lemon peel
    • Finish
      Vegetative savory (capers or olives), autumn leaves, and leaf fire.


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