Mortlach 100° Proof GM

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
A Pure Highland Malt - Miniature
57.0 % Vol.
50 ml
black & white with gold
Added on
30 mar 2015 12:40 pm by 404fred

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Whisky reviews for Mortlach 100° Proof GM

6 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.50 points.

  1. Gråmantel scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Tested at the same time as two other Mortlach from Signatory one 1990-2010 and one 2007-2020. The two modern editions had many similarities but this old one was much more fruity.
    • Nose
      Grape juice. Pear. The newer editions have "woody" in the scent and the 2007 is almost a bit new-make. Can't really find the same notes of broth that Mortlach is known for. Quite biting despite all the years in the bottle. OBE minerality. Almonds .. Roasted pineapple.
    • Taste
      Very good whisky! Sweet and then dry. Honey. Sweet malt. Good much tastier and fuller than the 2007.
    • Finish
      Long but not very long.

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  3. dram-drinker scored this whisky 86 points Photo Moderator

    Punchy and spicy
    • Nose
      87 87
      Honey, yellow fruits, old books, hints of tropical fruits, mango, pineapple, pepper, some marzipan
    • Taste
      86 86
      Punchy, pepper, subtle sweetness, honey, old books, some OBE
    • Finish
      85 85
      Long, burning, spices, pepper, ginger

  4. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Nuts, candied fruits, honey, hints of tropical fruits, barley sugars, yellow fruits, orange, not bad at all

  5. Thermidor scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Only the persistent dryness in the tail prevents this lovely Mortlach from getting a 90.

    Mini bought at an auction in 2021, and contents turned out to be in perfect shape. The miniature was lacquer sealed.
    • Nose
      Ripe tropical fruit (passion or papaya maybe?) , leather, boot grease. A sticky fattiness that raises my expectations for the body high. Faint copper, wet cigars, something mineral and earthy, with dry dark sherry. With water the sherry comes out more. Running candlewax, faint peppermint, sal-ammoniac, some animal's hide?. Ham. Rich indeed.
    • Taste
      Old leather. A thick body with lots of fate and a nicely oily quiet peatiness. Heavier than contemporary Mortlach for sure. Cigars and dry, dark sherry, and some dry leaves. Greasier, bigger for sure than late '80s and later Mort. Water does indeed unlock it and after adding a teaspoon or so in total I feel like I'm where I should be.
    • Finish
      The dryness attacks here. Tannins, somewhat softened by the fatty body, but still covering every other taste. Sal-ammoniac, with a metallic, coppery tang in the tail. The sherry comes up better and wetter here with a teaspoon of water.

  6. kimmosuo scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  7. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    This review is for the mini with similar label but with "100 proof" on the upper left corner, and "57%" on the upper right corner of the label.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Initially quite spirity. Doesn't have the thick nose that impresses, but has loads of fruity sweetness -- cherries and purple grapes, and a good dose of dried fruits. Roasted chestnuts. Yum. With time, the aromas becomes more well-defined, and more tropical. Hints of jackfruits, sweet rambutans, papayas, mandarins, but still with the underlying grapes/grape juice. I'm not saying this is a fruit bomb by any means, but this is quite promising. With 10 minutes in glencairn, the score for the nose shot up from 87 to 91.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Spicy. Winey. Good amount of sherry component in this mix for sure, but the mouthfeel still feels quite thin. Certainly the palate is not as good as the nose. With a few drops of water, it becomes more viscous, but the sweetness becomes a bit more artificial.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Lingering spiciness, but not lengthy. Some oak and wood shavings, and the dreaded cardboardy aftertaste that you find in many minis.


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