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Overall rating
87.72/100
votes
50
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Brachadair (Brd)
Vintage
1997
Bottled
07.2016
Stated Age
19 years old
Casktype
Ex-Bourbon Hogshead
Casknumber
7215
Number of bottles
195
Strength
54.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
07 Dec 2016 9:02 am by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 130,00

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53 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Mortlach 1997 Brd

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.72 points

  1. HammerHead scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  2. Willum scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  3. mr.p9 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  4. Jaydee scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Great whisky. Intense taste but smooth. Fruity nose, taste is a good combination of fruityness and spicyness, lots of flavours. Medium to long finish.
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      85 85
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  5. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Dark sugar sweetness, little nuttiness, lemon and vanilla.
    • Taste
      Malty vanilla and lemon. Strong ginger and pepper. I think this one can use a drop of water. Oh yes, it takes some of the spiceciness and the lemon taste away and makes it a lot more palatable.
    • Finish
      Medium finish with citrus and vanilla.

  6. stefsel111 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  7. EJS scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  8. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  9. markjedi1 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Moorish

    Brachadair is actually Gaelic for maltman or brewster, derived from the Latin brasiator. Just a little side note. Patrick and his Brachadair team bottled a great cask of Mortlach 1997 at a whopping 54,3%. It was distilled in June 1997 and bottled in July 2016, so a full 19 years old.

    Wow, this is a dark Mortlach. Dark in the sense that it offers a nose of brown sugar, milk chocolate, nuts and praline, Arabica coffee, caramel… all very Moorish. Baked banana, coconut, marzipan… there is a lot going on here and it is all good.

    Wonderful mouthfeel. Creamy to almost syrupy. Nicely spicy on ginger and pepper, followed by some cinnamon and saffron. Again all kinds of dark notes like caramel and brown sugar, espresso with whipped cream… nice continuation of the nose. It even has a green note like from garden herbs as sage and parsley, I kid you not. Damn, this is great!

    The finish is medium long, spicy and warm.

    This one certainly deserves the unofficial nickname of Mortlach: the Beast of Dufftown! 130 EUR for a bottle. Highly recommended.

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