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Mortlach 1989 SS

Overall rating
88.50/100
votes
30
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Silver Seal (SS)
Bottling serie
Whisky Is Nature - Wildlife Collection
Vintage
1989
Bottled
2015
Stated Age
25 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Casknumber
3911
Number of bottles
480
Strength
52.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
08 May 2015 9:18 am by Black Widow
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 337,50

22 × in wishlist

30 × member ratings

33 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Mortlach 1989 SS

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.50 points

  1. MrYens scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

  2. Indianerhäuptling scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      93 93

  3. Blo scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Too bad the bottle is so expensive because I really loved it!
    • Nose
      Austere and sweet at the same time. Frangipane, a grassy side. Very original and complex.
    • Taste
      Big presence from the outset, rather weird notes (but in a good sense) vegetal, unripe lemon, and a je ne sais quoi on which I did not manage to put words. Great !!
    • Finish
      Long, zesty, very precise

  4. mr.p9 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  5. hans1971 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  6. Gonathras did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Note by Serge Valentin from whiskyfun.com:

    Mortlach 25 yo 1989/2015 (52.4%, Silver Seal, cask #3911, 480 bottles)  Yes, another one by Silver Seal. Colour: gold. Nose: this one’s mineral, grassy, and waxy. We’re talking clay, autumn leaves, cut grass, linseed oil, green tea (opening a new pack), even concrete and plaster… With water: gets earthy. Mushrooms, dead leaves, humus, moss, all that… The kind of ch-ch-ch-changes that we love at WF Towers. Mouth (neat): excellent, really. Wheelbarrows of oranges and lemons, a touch of strawberry sweets, then this grassy citrus that always ‘lifts’ any whisky (pink grapefruits, perhaps), all that being coated with some kind of mineral oil. Admirably zesty, but with Mortlach’s fatness that keeps it, well, fat. With water: perfect, just perfect. Another one that hints at old Rosebank, with just a little more fatness. Perfect lemons, grapefruits, oranges, mandarins, tangerines, clementines, bergamots, citrons, kumquats, pomelos (that’ll do, S.) Finish: medium, fresh, zesty, very clean. Lemons, grapefruits, oranges, mandarins, tangeri… (tsk tsk)… Comments: there isn’t much that isn’t perfect in this one. The fact that it’s not quite meaty? Well…SGP:651 - 92 points.

  7. Titi94 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Tasted at the Whisky Live Paris 2015 Festival.

    Where is the sherry cask ? I don't find it... but a very alcoholic and a bourbonny sides, yes. Sniff (very disappointed)....

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