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Overall rating
90.26/100
votes
29
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Cask Ends
Vintage
04.03.1987
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
30 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Cask
Casknumber
953
Strength
51.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
21 Apr 2017 11:02 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 137,00

14 × in wishlist

29 × member ratings

37 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Mortlach 1987 CA

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.26 points

  1. theograph scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Nose 95, palate 90, finish 90;
    A grand single malt, incredibly ripe and complex, a poem!
    • Nose
      Overripe brown extremely aromatic bananas at the beginning, as if one bites directly into said fruit and lets it melt on the tongue. Soft dried apricots, dried vinaigrette, sweet bright grapes or raisins, caramelized fruits, altogether a wonderfully ripe fruit compote with an exotic twist, shortbread biscuits and also a slight earthiness from the beginning; Complex and fruity (banana-heavy) and flattering the nose!
    • Taste
      Pleasantly spicy on the palate, traces of white pepper, more pronounced earthiness, a portion of spicy oak, again wonderfully fine notes of vanilla, white grapes, overall, the overripe soft fruits are less present than in the nose, and although this sweet sweetness is always in the Background is present, incredibly oily on the palate, extremely ripe and complex;
    • Finish
      Medium length with persistent and complex fruit nuances, dry towards the end;

  2. hs305 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    [May, 2017]  I had this during a warehouse tasting in Campbeltown and bought a bottle for 120 GBP.  The taste is very sweet and balanced with nice chocolatey flavours.  There was not much left in the cask...
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  3. DavidH. scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  4. The Macallan scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Cadenhead 175th anniversary tasting castle Dornoch 22/11/2017

    N: sherry and fruit, typical Mortlach profile (reduced: more fruit)

    P: soft and creamy, brown sugar (reduced: more fruity flavors)

    F: very spicy finish, ginger perhaps?

    C: a fine Mortlach but not an ace, 80 points with some hard work in to it.

  5. Hvdree scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

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