Whiskybase
Overall rating
88.70/100
votes
29
Whiskybase ID
WB64262
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Mackillop's Choice (McC)
Bottling serie
Single Cask - Cask Strength
Vintage
05.08.1991
Bottled
01.2015
Calculated age
23 years old
Casktype
Sherry Wood
Casknumber
5887
Number of bottles
610
Strength
56.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
10 Feb 2015 11:20 am by z-imaging
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 214.53

10 × in wishlist

29 × member ratings

24 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Mortlach 1991 McC

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.70 points

  1. olegborgol scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Aroma: heoes, fruits, grass, flowers
    Taste: cream with pepper
    Finish: long, sharp with bitterness
    22-22-22-22

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

  3. Igor_Gudimov scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
      Sweet oatmeal porridge mixed with a light fruity sherry profile (ripped plums, cherry, and raspberry)
    • Taste
      86 86
      Sour, ripped sherry fruits, floral bitterness mixed with a slight peat note
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium, sourness, sweet and bitter

  4. MH90 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  5. markjedi1 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Forest Fruit

    Well, look at that. A Mortlach that matured on a sherry cask for no less than 23 years and then yielded 610 bottles at almost 57%. It was chosen by Lorne MacKillop, whose roots actually go back to Clan MacKillop, who was at the front line of the Battle of Culloden in 1745.

    The rooms fills up with a wonderful scent from the moment I pour this dram: sweet sherry, forest fruit, caramel and baked Granny Smith. Quite a bit of oranges as well and some herbal notes. Heathery flowers. I am walking through a waking forest with a glass of orange juice.

    It is soft, creamy yet powerful on the palate. Immediately very spicy on ginger, nutmeg and chili pepper. Drying oak comes close to drowning out the fruit. Mostly oranges again, but also apple and blackcurrants. Some apricot pastry in the back. Liquid honey.

    The finish is bittersweet on tannins and caramel. Baby breath at the death.

    Very sweet and piquant Mortlach on a great strength. This is not simply a very enjoyable whisky, this is a whisky for contemplation.

  6. Gris scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    http://www.justanotherdram.com/notes/mortlach-1991-mackilops-choice.html
    • Nose
      Relatively sweet despite the alcohol level. Aromas of oranges and other citrus fruits, pears, green apples. We then find caramel, vanilla with a hint of chocolate… Honestly, given the usual profile and the sherry cask, I was expecting something else. Although its relatively pale color was a telltale sign of change. This does not mean that it is unpleasant, far from it.
    • Taste
      Relatively powerful, especially compared to the nose. The spices and the peppery side take over. Before a smooth and much more gourmet return on the butterscotch. Always with that little touch of green apples.
    • Finish
      Medium to short trending, a bit too much for my taste, especially compared to what Mortlach may have gotten us used to. Always on apples with a touch of spice.

  7. GIORGOS scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  8. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. EJS scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. stefsel111 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

Tastingtags

Add tasting tags by clicking the flavours you recognized in this whisky.

Whiskybase

Whiskybase is founded in 2007 with the goal to create the biggest resource of whisky information in the world. A community driven website built by and for whisky enthusiasts.  




Whiskybase B.V. 
Zwaanshals 530 
3035 KS Rotterdam 
The Netherlands 

KVK: 52072819
VAT: NL850288836B01

Copyright © 2021


Forgot your password?

Login