Mortlach 1987 SMWS 76.123

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Warm, joyous and gratifying
Stated Age
27 years old
Refill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
52.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
02 jul 2015 3:27 pm by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 177.46

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15 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for Mortlach 1987 SMWS 76.123

3 users have left 3 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.50 points.

  1. Bosi scored this whisky 90 points Specialist

    Certainly not an overly complex dram, but my preference for Mortlach and the perfect interaction with the Refill Bourbon barrel justify the high rating in my opinion

  2. Martin1965 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. John Barleycorn did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS Tasting Notes
    Colour: Deep honeycomb gold
    Flavour: Sweet, fruity & mellow 

    The nose started off fresh as sea breezes, peaceful, soft
    and summery, with yellow flowers and tree sap – then waves of sweetness
    engulfed us (Crunchie bars, crème brûlée, honey flapjacks, millionaires’
    shortbread, Danish pastries) – the finish found depth in cigar boxes and After
    Eights. Orange and chocolate (matchmakers) dominated the palate; also
    chocolate-coated raisins, vanilla latte and some pleasant old wood flavours –
    the whole experience was chewy and flavour-packed. The reduced nose – warm,
    end-of-summer hayfields, barley sugars and old bookshops. The palate – honey
    cake, toffee and sherbet dabs with hints of leather and tobacco at the end –
    warm, joyous and gratifying.

    Drinking tip: Versatile enough to work as an outdoors dram –
    but also great fun to explore – give it time and no distractions and accept its
    gift of total relaxation.


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