Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
XOP - Xtra Old Particular
Stated Age
22 years old
Sherry Butt
DL 10587
Number of bottles
57.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
21 Jan 2015 5:45 pm by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 357.80

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57 × member ratings

65 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Mortlach 1992 DL

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.95 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    True Beast

    The absolutely top notch malts from Douglas Laing are bottled in their XOP – Extra Old Particular – range. This Mortlach 1992 slept 22 long years on a sherry butt that still yielded 225 bottles at a cask strength of no less than 57,1% ABV. Where is my water?

    Deep sherry on the nose! Those who know me know what I mean. All kinds of dark (and not so dark) fruits like plums, strawberry, krieks, berries of all kinds, but also wood and rancio. Tobacco leafs. For a moment I am thinking of aged port. Vanilla, cinnamon and a hint of chocolate. Wonderful with capital W. A touch drying, but that is easily forgiven.

    Pretty oily and mouth coating. Again all kinds of dark fruit (raisins and cherries in the lead), upholstered with blood oranges and nuts. Quite spicy with nutmeg, candied ginger, cinnamon and a pinch of chili peppers. Complex indeed, but just a tad too dry to my taste.

    The finish is very long on cherries, oak and tobacco and leaves the mouth parched. Spicy finale.

    A monster from Mortlach. This is the true Beast of Dufftown. Around 250 and 300 EUR. Eat your heart out, official 25 Year Old… Thanks, Chris.

  2. Vmarcinv scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Nose-ripe fruit, tobacco, expressive sherry dense, skin. The taste of oak, dried fruit, tobacco is a chocolate sweetness. And the finish of the oak, very long spices, and the flight is plum, 92/3 for me

  3. Indianerhäuptling scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    I‘m happy - what a great WHISKY !
    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      91 91

  4. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Typical Mortlach, but feel it could do with a bit less sherry. Tasty nonetheless.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. Gris scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Rhâââ, the kind of nose I like especially with Speyside in sherry casks ... Dried dates and plums, raisins (black huh!) And their lot of dried fruits. The walnut husk. Voluptuous tobacco notes ... A tasty little old port side with a good dose of spices ... A little chocolate ... Pu ... Diantre! Damn! But what else!
    • Taste
      Whaaaa! What power (Ha yeah, 57.1% still)! Bringing a dryness on the palate on a taste of old leather (yeah, I often eat old leather, it's good for my ulcer, ca mouth holes) but also tobacco, that of the good big cigar there, but of which on the At the end you tell yourself that you should not have let it go out. I think it deserves a few drops of water, even if we like this kind of aromas. * plop plop plop * The nose, which I found almost perfect, is softer, on the gingerbread. The mouth as for it asks a franc trait of more because I know that there is a real potential behind all that. And here I find the right mix, and there, whaaaa. Plums, black fruits, nuts and always tobacco. I love it but the dryness in the mouth is a bit too strong.
    • Finish
      Long, and I do not talk about totally invaded buds and drought that lasts the length of time as well. All this being essentially about tobacco.

  6. mr.p9 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  7. hans1971 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  8. EJS scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  9. ScotchGuyTO scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Zomg... This is my jam. My favourite distillery, Mortlach! The true queen of the Speyside dragons.

    Unapologetic for the heavy Sherry, and brutish palate... but it's so immense and so worth it!
    • Nose
      The nose fills with sweet PX Sherry, intense malt, bricks and leather. Much leather and pork fat, huge body. Rich sweets.
    • Taste
      The palate... Oh my God... Huge, malt and tire fires. Sharp wood and Sherry cake, mint and roasted pork shoulder.
    • Finish
      The finish is ...I dunno how to say this. Immensely long, huge oak spice and sweet candies.

  10. peat head scored this whisky 98 points Member Senior



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