Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice
Stated Age
35 years old
Sherry Wood
43.0 % Vol.
750 ml
Black Label
Bottled for
Co. Import, Pinerolo, Torino, Italy
Added on
17 Mar 2010 3:10 pm

Average value

€ 5733.79

27 × in wishlist

47 × member ratings

10 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Mortlach 1936 GM

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.37 points

  1. VISION_CHEN scored this whisky 95 points Member Senior

    Nose: The aroma is very attractive, Shirley is bright and gorgeous here, and the sense of pleasure immediately soars to the ceiling. The sparkling apple pie has fresh and lively power, but also has strong and steady notes, cherry sauce, and berries The cake, fresh mango, although very sweet, does not feel greasy at all. Dried passion fruit, faint smoke, lemon juice, peppermint oil, eucalyptus leaves, sweet and clean, but also rich and sexy. The smell is impeccable.

    Drink: The taste is refreshing, but still has a proper sense of strength, smoke, burnt, savory, sea salt, citrus, herbs, crushed nuts, the end evolved into chocolate, coffee and some light oak aromas, but there is no bitterness.

  2. newman346 scored this whisky 97 points Expert Senior

    Mortlach 1936/1971? 35yo GM CC Black Label for Edward Giaccone 75cl. 43 ° Sherry wood Bottle No.200 Co.import-Pinerolo Red screw cap Three Stars This is a nice CC black label! I thought, Mortlach 1936 did not finish with such a substitute! Besides that! Anyway, For Edward Giaccone! Edward Giaccone! EDOARDO GIACCONE! Edward Giaccone! Edward Jacane! Eduwa Do! Eduwa Do! Eduwa Do! Jiyah ~ kyo ~ ne! Kikko ~ Man! If you do not do this you will not feel comfortable! Color: A horrible gloss that does not make you feel the sparkling years! Bright brown before black one step! Nose: Here is the finest point of the calm Munmun system! Knockout with an artistic, gorgeous and elegant fragrance of a cotton candy Attack: What a melted hard cherry! Is there a glamorous feeling of pressing and pushing in clear! No doubt, the best pure candy ever. Body: Long but light! It is heavy and light for the aged years! Is this the Giaccone Magic? What? What? Dull old tomato got ridiculously cleared Nuance Taste: A miracle competition of gloss and transparency! Asada candy! Apple Candy! Old pickled plum also rises! Blowing up! Beyond the sense of wheat, the color of the cherry is just right, Vicks Drop (Vicks Drop) What a beautiful thing! Fresh fruit sense. Castella excellent in scorching feeling! Although it is midwinter, summed mood fully opened madeleine squall! Fiinish: Dark pomegranate seems to be a masterpiece of Giaccone, a warm Shimokitazawa crepe, a long finish with fresh cream and berry sense! Again, it became full that Mortlach and the Giaccone masterpiece Big Bang have been aware of the underlying strength! After all, Giaccone is dying! https://whisky2010.usukeba.com/u/whisky2010/1fyharsv5f37ie

  3. dicembre29 scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Mortlach 35 yo 1936 (43%, G&M Connoisseur’s Choice for Pinerolo Import 1972, 75 cl)

    Nose: wow, very fragrant. The more ‘direct’ notes are those of old leather, coal smoke, prunes and library dust. There’s a sherried fruitiness, with fruit compote and plum jam, but it’s pushed aside by this lovely pre-war style of coals, herbs and oils. I couldn’t possibly mention everything, but I also noted eucalyptus, pine resin, fruit cake, camphor, tobacco, herbal liqueur, raspberry ganache, mint, cedar, caramelized sugar… All of this on a background of typical 1940’s-1950’s blend notes. Mouth: the first thing that struck me was “babelutte”, a kind of hard butter toffee typical for the Belgian coast. Quite spectacular. Then the other notes appear: smoke, wax, sultanas, almonds, mint, red fruit gums, Turkish delight… It keeps developing on toffee / mocha / chocolate notes, really great. Hardly any oak, hardly any bitter notes, no dryness whatsoever – rather perfect. Maybe a few metallic notes but very few considering it spent nearly 40 years in glass. Actually it’s an asset here. Finish: really long, with smoke and soft resin. Hints of tea as well.

    It doesn’t require an elaborate conclusion to know this was exceptional. Pre-war whisky, from directly fired stills, with old-style sherry and smoke harmoniously mixed. Try to taste this kind of whisky before it’s gone forever! Value of the bottle: not sure, around € 1000? Heartfelt thanks Johannes.

    Score: 95/100





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