Overall rating
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 2:59 pm

Average value

€ 7.999,00

2 × in wishlist

6 × member ratings

8 × 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

  1. Mr.Sandwich scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      85 85

  2. Mr.Sandwich scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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? :-)
    • Finish
      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.

  3. markjedi1 scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    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.
    • Nose
      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!
    • Taste
      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!
    • Finish
      On the long, smoky
      finish I get some tea and beeswax. Superb!


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