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Overall rating
90.44/100
votes
23
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Adelphi (AD)
Bottling serie
Distillery
Vintage
1980
Bottled
2000
Stated Age
19 years old
Casknumber
2166
Number of bottles
564
Strength
59.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
06 May 2009 2:27 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 295,24

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23 × member ratings

12 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Mortlach 1980 AD

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.44 points

  1. thijs100 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Slightly aggressive on the palate, but the nose is absolutely world-class. A great dram that I'm glad to have tasted, as this was bottled almost 20 years ago.
    • Nose
      Inviting and mature without very obvious oak or tannins. The balance is superb. Can't imagine this is almost 60 percent, but it really says so on the label. There's a soft floral hint and notes of pickled ginger, but also darker aromas. Polished leather, earthy dunnage notes, cherry syrup, cinnamon and nutmeg. Even a touch of soy.
    • Taste
      Ah yes, now it shows its strength. The alcohol was hiding, I guess. Less obviously sherried than the nose, although still quite so. Ginger and chili pepper, with a whiff of leather, nutmeg and roasted peanut skins. Water brings out slightly fruitier and sweeter notes, with a hint of stewed apple and cherries.
    • Finish
      Lingering spices. Medium in length.

  2. Hvdree scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  3. HammerHead scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    A Christmas whisky, very full flavoured, very good balance.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Wow: 'gevulde (filled) speculaas' (Dutch pastry spiced with a mixture of cinnamon/nutmeg/clove and several other spices, filled with almond paste), allspice/pimenta, marzipan, very nutty, roasted nuts, walnuts, almonds, pecan nuts, a leather note, toffee, caramel, a syrupy sweetness, dried fruits, stewed apple and pear, fruitcake, whipped cream and a subtle touch of aniseed.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Buttery, creamy and oily, a touch of leather, walnuts and almonds, the filled speculaas, dried fruits (apple and some plum), stewed pears.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Long and fantastic, again loads of almonds and the filled speculaas, a lingering fudge like creaminess.

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