Wow! a deliciously sweet and fragrant dram, cost me a bit in The Albanach ob Edinburgh's Royal Mile but worth every penny, £12.95 Nose..dry, sherry quite sweet with smoke and peat. Palate...sherry and spice, smoke, peat, fruity and very assertive. Finish....long dry and extremely flavoursome
I remember the first time I tried this bottling in '02. Back when there was a fairly standard selection of whiskies in most bars. It really did blow me away and would have easily been a 90+ for me then. Times have changed and we are most definitely spoilt for choice, even in the supermarkets let alone specialist bottle shops, so I guess 100 is a little high with that in mind.
That said out of the hundred odd people I have given a dram of this to behind the bar over the years it has never failed to impress expert and novice alike it contains so much yet is incredibly approachable.
It's a real shame the new Rare old and 18 distillery bottlings don't deliver the same great taste experience in my opinion.
I've got to agree with @Nozinan on this issue , I'm not disputing that it's a very good dram, what I am disputing is that it's worth a score of 100. If you come across a better whisky than the Mortlach 16 what score are you going to give it. Handing out scores of a 100 paints you into a corner and leaves you nowhere to go. What if one day you get to taste a 1937 Macallan, are you going to give it the same score as the Mortlach 16?