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Mortlach 15-year-old GM

Overall rating
85.40/100
votes
64
Whiskybase ID
WB72864
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Licensed Bottling
Bottled
26.03.2015
Stated Age
15 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
26/03/2015 150326
Barcode
5020613645325
Added on
09 oct 2015 11:17 am by Bachess

Average value

€ 59.74

5 × in wishlist

64 × member ratings

111 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Mortlach 15-year-old GM

17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.40 points

  1. uap304 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    "The true great all-rounder!"  Possibly better than the vaunted Flora and Fauna, definitely cheaper and more widely available. 
    • Nose
      Fragrant honey and vanilla. Reminiscent of Stranahan’s Colorado malt. 
    • Taste
      Smooth and syrupy.  Lovely.  Bitter, butter, malty, orange, and concentrated fruit syrups. 
    • Finish
      Raisin Bran, cinnamon, spicy hot, somehow turning smoky?

  2. theograph scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Meat, salt, intense soup, soup cubes, sulfur, umami, leather; Amazingly clear profile at only 43%!

  3. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    So I think that's not so summer drammig, I expect more from the Linkwood. He has nice spice and citrus mixes, is of course not the strongest on the chest, but you can do well.
    • Nose
      Beautiful citrus peels, lemon and orange, light wheat flavors in the background, cotton candy, such a certain Esther sweetness, vanilla, sweet malt, sweet grass in between with a few flowers
    • Taste
      Pretty spicy start, as you know it from Mortlach, nutmeg, black pepper, then come the orange peel, lemon zest, sweet malt, spicy oak, herbal honey, thyme and heather
    • Finish
      Unfortunately, a bit weak, although there are beautiful orange peel and dry oak, but not much else and the majority sinks slightly warming

  4. ctu scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. Fat Bastard! scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Part of a 5 decades Mortlach 15yo tasting
    • Nose
      Significantly more sherry, some tobacco, edge of roasted meat (fat flaring). Cherry candies, honey
    • Taste
      full of flavor, more spice. Orange peel, grains, apple, forest fruits, hint of tobacco.
    • Finish
      A bit restless, peppery and quite dry. Later honey, vanilla and soft herbs and some dried plum.

      Nice dram with a healthy portion of character

  7. GlenMichach scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Nose: A beautiful raisin / honey sweetness flatters the nose, but a lemon flavor, like grated lemon zest, demands attention. They do not "argue". Both aromas oscillate around each other - they kindly share the attention of the gentle connoisseur. A nice, pleasing interplay. A spicy Schokonote has it not easy against this Aromentandem. The alcohol is very nicely involved, nothing stands out here. I also find malt and vanilla when looking for them. If there's sulfur then it's hardly noticeable to me.

    Palate: A delicate alcoholic Pritzeln is palpable. The raisins become clearer. The mouthfeel is not oily, rather a bit watery. Warming the Mortlach trickles down the throat and provides for a drying pad on the tongue. Dark chocolate initiates the finish. Herbal notes come in and a slight "spicenes" flashes.

    Finish: For me he is medium length and very pleasant. I like chocolate and coffee. Spicy, warming and drier, he says ahoy. But I do not want to say goodbye, give in. A dangerously tasty droplet.

    Conclusion: A pleasing, balanced malt that does not overwhelm. A Fassreifung, which gives the Brennereicharakter a chance. The 43 vol. % are ok for me and the PLV too.

  8. hans1971 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. hs305 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    [August, 2016]  Together with friends I emptied a bottle that I bought for 67 Euro in July, 2016.In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored this 85.  I took no notes.

  10. Daan Tje scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  11. MadScientist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  12. Butz75 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      88 88

  13. rpvdwel scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  14. Avdboom scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  15. Bishlouk scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Nose: Vinous notes, raisins, lemon zest, pine needles. Palate: Aqueous (oily). Bark, caramel, dried fruits and spices. Finale: Raisin with kirsch, dirty oil, and cinnamon. Verdict: The filthy side of Mortlach is struggling to come out. A rather uneven whisky, in a roller coaster.

  16. recursiewhisky scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    A restrained, subtle, elegant and well balanced whisky. It takes some time to open up this somewhat shy dram, but once it open it treats you on very elegant aromas and flavours. A wee drop of water can help you here but be careful as the palate is already on the watery side. The finish is a tad to short for my liking and is mainly sweet and lack some oomph.
    All in all a nice summer dram.
    • Nose
      A subtle, sweet, fresh and well balanced whisky with aromas of ripe summer fruit, berries (red currants, gooseberries, elderberries, raspberries), appel, fresh prunes, citrus (lemon peel, lemon oil), limoncello, grains, malt, honey, icing sugar, dried fruits (sultanas, apricots), subtle sweet sherry, subtle sulphur, mocha, chocolate, coffee, hazelnut, vanilla, slightly bitter orange peel and creamy oak.
    • Taste
      A subtle, sweet, fruity, slightly spicy and well balanced whisky with aromas of subtle sweet sherry, honey, vanilla, overripe apple, citrus (lemon zest, orange peel), jam, berries (gooseberries, blueberries), floral tones, cinnamon, clove, dried fruits (fig, plum, sultana), hint of sulfur, hint of tannins, mocha, chocolate, candy, hazelnut, white pepper, toffee, custard and creamy oak.
    • Finish
      A short to medium and sweet finish with aromas of appel, pear, fresh prunes, hint of sherry, honey, flowers, toffee, candy and subtle oak.

  17. Wtrstrnghlt scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Warming. Vanilla, Mocca and Hazelnut. Later on some orange peel and more malty. Great nose!

    Taste: Arrival is thinner than I expected, but it gets fuller soon. Sweet, custard and chocolate covered raisins. Taste is good, but the weakest part in this dram; Ok, but not very exciting.

    Finish: Smooth finish on sugar and toffee. Leaves your mouth nicely coated. no bitterness at all. Ends on mocca an gently spiced oak. Very nice.

    This is a real drinking whisky and could be a nice introduction to a newbe.

    Very easy with some likable flavours

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