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25 May 2013

Mortlach 1997 (Liquid Treasures)

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: Mortlach

Mortlach 1997 matured in bourbon wood, that’s pretty much the same recipe as the expensive Manager’s Choice released a couple of years ago. This one is bottled by Liquid Treasures in their first batch with a newly designed label.

 

 

Mortlach 1997 (Liquid Treasures)Mortlach 16 yo 1997
(51%, Liquid Treasures & The Whisky Agency2013, bourbon hogshead, 176 btl.)

Nose: welcoming nose, on garden fruits (pear, apple, including its blossoms), rhubarb and vanilla. Develops on mineral notes and grasses. Also mint and buttercups. Mouth: similar development. Vanilla cake, fresh fruits but this time with a thick candy sugar / honey coating. Really sweet. White grapes, gooseberries, rhubarb jam again. Finish: only now do the oak and spices (ginger) come in play, but very lightly so. Also a youngish alcohol kick the end.

No meaty or dirty aromas in this one, which is good news. Just a fresh whisky, youngish and sweet. Around € 75 from their shop eSpirits.

Score: 83/100

Mortlach 1997 (Liquid Treasures) 3 Ruben Luyten 2013-05-25

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  • Gal(WhiskyIsrael): Just tasted this one. WOW. i am very very impressed Ruben. Amazing BFYB for 40 euro. this feels much older and so complex. WOW again. dang!
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