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Overall rating
89.06/100
votes
20
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Exclusive
Vintage
14.09.1989
Bottled
11.2014
Calculated age
25 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
4302
Number of bottles
282
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5020613051447
Added on
13 Feb 2015 8:39 am by rasty
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 183,08

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Whisky Reviews for Mortlach 1989 GM

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.06 points

  1. kot1803 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    N 22 P 23 F 23 B 22
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  2. markjedi1 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Cranberries

    This Mortlach can only be obtained in the shop in Elgin. It was bottled at 50% ABV and comes from one sherry cask that yielded a total of 282 bottles. It will set you back 130 quid, but then the stuff matured for a quarter of a century. If you know that Diageo just repositioned Mortlach as a luxury brand – with their official 25 Year Old fetching 750 EUR for a 50cl bottle – this is actually quite a bargain.

    Wonderfully deep sherry on the nose. Leather, cinnamon, raisins and something that reminds me of glühwein, with quite a bit of honey. A touch of anise and even some smoke. A touch umami, as we have come to expect from older Mortlach. It is almost as if a scented candle with cranberry aroma is lit in the room. And I feel like I am standing in a woodshed. Freshly cut planks, I kid you not!

    Full and creamy and spicy and smoky. It is off to a very good start on the palate. It is even somewhat dirty, if you know what I mean. Marinated raisins, maraschino cherries, dried apricots. Toasted oak. Cranberries. Cinnamon and cloves. Coffee with a dash of orange liqueur.

    The long finish is again surprisingly smoky and even becomes a tad bitter as if from a sturdy espresso that sticks to the back of your tongue.

    Wonderfully complex Mortlach, dirty and elegant at the same time. The beast of Dufftown in a tuxedo. Pity that you can only get it at the shop. 

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