Mortlach 15-year-old GM

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Licensed Bottling
Stated Age
15 years old
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
18/03/16 160172
Added on
24 Apr 2016 11:44 am by JSW

Average value

€ 62.71

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71 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Mortlach 15-year-old GM

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.49 points

  1. dRambo scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    oh - blatant part - which has something, very independent, tastes really delicious even if the notes isolated that does not give way, vllt must have a her too short over 50 ¬ is really good stuff for the bored advanced
    • Nose
      Beef tenderloin with lovage, tender burned match note, garlic, removes oranges, a bit of citrus, some wax, Burgol shoe polish, new leather jacket, sweet - spicy sour oak, bay leaf, with a bit of aeration: feels slightly like carbonated nose - orange soda with Eggpups (smell of sulfur like hard-boiled eggs)
    • Taste
      sourish - spicy fresh oak with young fresh bitterness, chili tingling, wax on the tongue, slightly viscous, vanilla, intense lemon, caramel, toffee - beautiful sweetness mixes with a fresh spicy oak, tingles the palate - with some chewing matches with tendency to light dirty sulfur
    • Finish
      strong intense spicy lemony, sweet, dry - lemon becomes tangerine, tangerine peach ... stays long on the tongue, wood, wax spices

  2. Moses scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Mortlach has always been interesting to me. That's why I started with this bottle. I was pleasantly surprised. A good malt in terms of price-performance ratio.
    • Nose
      You have to like it. Matches. Smells too good to me to think of sulfur. Wonderfully mineral. Light honey and raisins. Dominant notes of tea. Not uncomfortable, but somehow exciting. I know Mortlach is hated and loved for all of this. I like that a lot. Now I have some orange peel. Letting breathe is good for him. Then it goes from match to wood. Light vanilla flavored with oak .. The leather saddle also hangs in the room.
    • Taste
      Orange or rather lemon. Again the matches. Honey, caramel and citrus peel. Slightly mineral and drying. Now he's getting hot. There's caramel and it's gone again. Barley and grassy leather conquer the mouth. Everything works very harmoniously with one another. Good barrel choice.
    • Finish
      Medium to short. Oily and minerally, it goes too fast. Peppery lemon and cinnamon. Almonds lie in the grass and complement this experience. A pleasant finish.

  3. Mankut scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Again and again this great light Mon Cherie spice with the sweetness on the tongue and the great great caramel taste in the finish rarely such clear flavors that are just perfect for me .. Plus cinnamon cigar and even musty notes that often have much older whiskys.
    Strange that I find the 15 much more aromatic than the 21 from Gordon & ....

  4. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  5. MVDW scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Vanilla, honey, orange. For 15 years still pretty sharp, especially in the aftertaste. No wrong Mortlach, especially considering the price.

  6. Koalafant scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Gladi meeting 14.07.2017 => 89/100

  7. dRambo scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. DocF scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    It has been very worthwhile to try this whisky again, like the Linkwood 15yo I have been able to rediscover this Mortlach several times.
    • Nose
      Horrible Eiernote, but soon lays down. Orange lemonade, unripe apples, unripe plums, burning matches
    • Taste
      Large portion of white currant jam, wood smoke, soft, fruity, oranges, horse stable
    • Finish
      Briefly Olorosonoten flash, slightly dry, again light wood smoke with immature plum

  9. spigray scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  10. spigray scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    a nice dram, quite quaffable.
    • Nose
      confectionery with a very light sherry influence, oranges and nuts, apricots, golden raisins. hints of honey. after 10 minutes you can get some oak and whiffs of smoke. unfortunately latter brushes away all the nice orange aromas.
    • Taste
      spicy arrival, the sherry influence is not very obvious. malt, slightly bitter oak and crystallized orange peel. nuts galore.
    • Finish
      medium in length, spicy.


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