- Single Malt
- Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
- Bottling serie
- Connoisseurs Choice
- Stated Age
- 46 years old
- 40.0 % Vol.
- 750 ml
- Brown Label
- Added on
- 17 Mar 2010 2:00 pm
2 × in wishlist
6 × member ratings
7 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Mortlach 1936 GM
3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 94.00 points
- Very fine and complex. Unfortunately also very expensive: around 3500 € (ten years ago 2200 euros). For that you get up to 10 bottles of high-quality malt from other distilleries.
Pleasantly soft and fruity notes with light acidity and spices in the background. Sweet fruits, such as bananas, Amarena cherries, peaches and tangerines. Rumkugel and vanilla also appear from time to time. There is a very interesting note, which I did not know about whisky, from the beginning present. It's hard to describe. I would say that the note goes in the direction of fresh yeast (fresh yeast dough). Partly this old Mortlach looks pacific, which I do not find unpleasant. The mild wood appears in the form of licorice and brings with it fine, exotic spices.
In light, fruity-silky (here again banana, cherry with slightly acidic fruits, such as tangerine) body makes this yeast note from the nose noticeable - very beautiful. Oriental spices appear in a mild way more and more clear, until a balance of fruit and spice sets. The wood stays pleasant in the background. Strange: Tastes partly for marijuana! Whether it is because the sample comes from the Netherlands? :-)
The finish is rather short. Surprisingly slightly glowing at the low ABV. But I did not have that impression every time. Partly, I felt the departure pretty lax. Otherwise pleasantly mild and slightly woody - spicy, with a small portion of marijuana.
- They do not make them
like this anymore, that is for sure. What a gem! This bottle will set you back
around 3.800 EUR, though. The Whisky Ambassador of the Year 2013, Eric
Vermeire, still has a few, so if your piggybank can do with a diet, contact
him. You will get a stunning whisky in return. I am not tasting anything else
today. That would be blasphemy.
The nose immediately
reveals this is old whisky. It could be my mindset, I am sure, but it has
something wonderfully dusty. Underneath is a wonderfully aromatic nose in
complex layers. First the sherry arrives. Dark fruit, dark honey. Prunes,
Chrismas cake, eucalyptus, apricot marmalade. Leather and something that
reminds me of resin. Fresh garden herbs and some pipe tobacco. But it is not
over yet. Camphor, berries, caramel, candied sugar and a mild smokiness. I
could smell this for an hour (which I did). Magnificent!
Ha, the dust returns
on the palate. Grand attack and quite powerful for only 40%. The fruit only
emerges after a superb combination of toffee, nougat and mint. Slight
bitterness from grapefruit. Pretty waxy and smoky. Berries, raisins,
mirabelles. It has it all and more. Almonds, honey, Turkish delight. Nutmeg,
ginger and cinnamon. Chocolate! Mocha! It keeps developing. Only towards the
end does it reveal the drying quality of the wood. The balance is unheard of!
On the long, smoky
finish I get some tea and beeswax. Superb!