Overall rating
Single Malt
The Vintage Malt Whisky Co Ltd. (VM)
Bottling serie
The Cooper's Choice
Stated Age
19 years old
Bourbon Cask
Number of bottles
53.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
02 Dec 2015 11:01 am by Bishlouk
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 137.16

33 × in wishlist

91 × member ratings

88 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Mortlach 1996 VM

35 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.56 points

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

    Very nice Morty. Has got that dirty earthiness,typical Mortlach.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  2. Arjo S scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    When you ad some water it really opens up. Great floral grassy nose, not that dirty thing Mortlach can also have. 

    Very  neat clean taste, same as the nose. I like it, highly recommended! 

  3. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Fruity - apple and melon, vanilla and syrup. Wood smoke, cotton candy and spices - pepper.
    • Taste
      Tropical fruits - pine apple, kiwi, dragon fruits, peach, pear and nectarines. Spices, citrus and syrup.
    • Finish
      Medium drying with citrus - lemon and grape fruits, fruity and spices - cinnamon.

  4. spigray scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    n: a delicious fruity nose, with mango, vineyard peaches (these flat fellows)
        pineapple syrup, perhaps hints of banan and hints of hints of coconut.
        there is a little sawdust in the very background, not disturbing at all.
        roasted hazelnuts, freshly made popcorn. it´s a lovely nose!
    t:  immediately fruity and slightly floral, all with a creamy to oily mouthfeel
        something that I found in japanese whiskies (hakushu). is that pine sap?
        I don´t know but it´s well integrated and adds some complexity.
        add a drop of water, it benefits from it! even more accessible, the fruitiness
        becoming even more delicious. also getting spicier on cinnamon and tea.
    f:  medium to long, fruity and spicy, cold tea in the aftertaste is the only flaw.

    comments: I find this tremendously good!!! don´t forget to add a drop of water

    90/100 (91 if it wasn´t for the tea-ish aftertaste)

    thanks to Ludo for the sample

  5. stollimaus did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Bishlouk / La Boutique du Chemin - Notes de dégustation (English)

    Colour: Old gold.
    Nose: Notes of
    candied yellow fruits are quite dominant, but mineral stone scents are
    emerging, flanked by plant fleeting scents of fern and fir spine. A nose
    that needs time to reveal, but being patient we discover these rustic
    specific characteristics of the distillery.
    Smooth and oily, and even tasty and fruity on a blend of peach and juicy
    apricot. Behind this delicacy is still hiding the mineral aspect of the
    undergrowth, a mixture of moss clinging to the stone, ferns and conifer
    Finish: The finish is short. The thorn of pine tree comes back suddenly, accompanied by exotic spices and a slight fruity acidity. (Bishlouk’s Comment: The nose is extra,
    changing and evolving. The palate is also unconventional with that
    mixture of delicacy and fruity undergrowth a little “dirty”. Personally I
    love this kind of profile in Mortlach… Especially when, moreover,
    alcohol is well integrated. Nevertheless, it is nevertheless a whisky
    that is not easily accessible and that requires time. My personal rating: 89/100, very close to 90).

  6. Moses scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    I found it through Notes on the net. For 135 € a Mortlach with these key data, I had to order. And, ... it was a surprise. Outstanding nose plus very special texture (memory Teeling24), then a mouthwashing transition with Mortlach character. Masterpiece. Lucky strike. Even if the finish weakens.
    • Nose
      Strikingly minerally fruity with a rare grassy herbal tea note. At the same time, a touch of peach pastries emerges on pineapple rings. A nose that takes a lot of time and doesn't stop varying. Playing with water is the order of the day. Scotch crap in the glass, that's how it should be. This nose is one of the special ones this year. Very special and demanding. Unicorn quality.
    • Taste
      There it is again, the pink grapefruit note from Teeling24. Not as heavy but the same style. I think it could be a yeast like that. With caramel and lemongrass, it donates a treat for the palate. Then spicy and powerful with stimulating umami-like misty smoke. The transition is made with a slightly bitter fruit style. But pleasantly bitter. In several waves it swings back and forth from sweet to sour and minerally bitter again. Strongly mouthwash! The mouthfeel is impressive and exciting at the same time. But then ... Oha, before swallowing it already subsides. Weak point. Unfortunately there is no handover for departure.
    • Finish
      Disappointingly short and it didn't really hold out. Too bad. With this% number I would have expected more. A diluted aftertaste of vanilla, grapefruit and spicy tea notes forms. A longer, powerful finish would have crowned him with the 90s. But it will only be a good 89. I can refill. But the fact is: ... in the finale he did not deliver what nose and palate promised. PS. On the other hand, the mouthfeel after the finish is minerally pleasant and very neutral. Wow.

  7. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  8. Gerrit84 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  9. Steven79 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  10. JNuyts scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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


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