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Overall rating
88.66/100
votes
186
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Small Batch
Vintage
1994
Bottled
01.2015
Stated Age
20 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogsheads
Number of bottles
768
Strength
53.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
15/12
Added on
19 Jan 2015 6:35 pm by ARDBERG
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 146,73

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260 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Mortlach 1994 CA

31 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.66 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [August, 2017]  I had a beautiful 30-year old Mortlach at a Cadenhead warehouse tasting during my last visit to Campbeltown in May this year.  I scored it 90 points and I wonder if this younger one can keep this high profile. 

    The colour is pale straw and the texture shows some early slow legs and late fat tears.  The nose is quite punchy first but after the olfactory cells adopted to this it offers a fine and subtle grassy-floral profile imbedded in barley sugars and wooden aromas.  All perfectly balanced and really adorable, I like that!  Some shy fruits hide in the background and show up sheepish after taking enough breathes of fresh air.  The initial mouthfeel is warming and a little coating with some slight dry moments (metallic).  The taste is sugary sweet and fruity (obviously the fruits are braver on the tongue) within a sound wooden structure.  The finish is long and again sugary sweet with no distracting moments but no additional impressions either.  Water does not release any additional aromas both in the nose and on the palate so I like this dram best when neat.

    All in all a nice Mortlach but by no way on eye-level with that lovely 30-year old from the warehouse tasting.  Nevertheless worth a try...
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  2. WSP scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  3. MaltMartyr scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Definitely straw, grassy floral, honey notes easing into pineapple, mango and tropical fruits during the body and lingering in the finish. I enjoy letting this whisky exude from my tongue as I push it against the roof of my mouth. It has a nice finish with mild cinnamon-pepper notes.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. sagara-kun scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Nice but very classic
    • Nose
      Smoke, ash, cherry, kirsch, goji, green wood. Pear skin.
    • Taste
      In the mouth it's very bourbon. Dry wood, granny apple. Burnt caramel,
    • Finish
      Final on the fruit paste of lemon and apricot, camphor.

  5. hans1971 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  6. EJS scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. GJR scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. ARDBERG scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  9. aphex scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Not easy but great nose and tasty mouth. That's a win.
    • Nose
      Grass, underwood and varnish at first. With aeration, floral notes, menthol, whiffs of yellow fruits and citrus.
    • Taste
      Strong and tasty. Various citrus, honey, pine and herbal notes.
    • Finish
      Long, earthy, herbal.

  10. steve_pinkcity did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    http://www.whiskyfun.com/archivejanuary15-2-Mortlach-Tormore-Imperial-Ben-Nevis-Tomintoul.html#300115

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