Mortlach 1936 GM

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Celtic Series - Book of Kells
Stated Age
50 years old
40.0 % Vol.
50 ml 750 ml
Added on
19 mar 2010 5:02 pm
UncoloredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 10981.63

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Whisky reviews for Mortlach 1936 GM

5 users have left 8 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 94.19 points.

  1. pa6uhobu4 scored this whisky 95 points Member Senior

    i tried it suddenly and i was awesome, like you drink honey
    very smooth and gentle
    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      96 96

  2. EagleRock scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Very intriguing and invigorating malt. Robust and complex. impecably great.
    • Nose
      95 95
      Obviously vanilla. Then spicy with apricots, ripe apples, raisins. A bit of a smoke, followed by leather. Some dried bananas and caramel.
    • Taste
      96 96
      Originally very mild and tender. Sweet cream, milk chocolate, then notes of dried fruits, orange zest and pears. Tobacco smoke and spices. Camphor, oak, mild notes of leather.
    • Finish
      95 95
      Long. Very soft, creamy, fruity and a bit spicy in the end.

  3. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Honeyed creamy spicy meaty with some toffee, orange and varnish, very complex and superbly balanced

  4. ctu scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Impressively viscous, soft, complex and creamy whisky, absolute premium category.
    • Nose
      Complex and deep. Sherry, honey, caramel, vanilla pudding, dried fruits and raisin. Lacquered wood, spicy oak, eucalyptus, mint, rum, coconut and a bit woodsmoke. Wonderful.
    • Taste
      Incredibly soft and creamy. Mixed fruit jelly, Haribo, Verbena candies and milk caramel. Candied orange peel, tobacco and ash. Matured, spicy oak. Lemon sorbet. Sumptuous!
    • Finish
      Long, creamy, spicy and fruity.

  5. lincolnimp scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    I have just tried this one which I thought was the same whisky/casks etc
    I previously got this at 91 points and trying this again to compare the two I would this higher than last time I scored it, r but it is not as nice as the Sestante certainly a few marks below but still a great dram.
    I have to ask myself why, if they are the same whisky why is the Sestante better, must be the decanter and how it was stored, strange for sure?
    I also did this H2H with this old Macpail's which is supposed to be Macallan
    The Macpail's was not as nice as the Mortlach even though it was 5 years younger the oak got to it but Mortlach is a heavier spirit which may explain it

  6. lincolnimp scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Well I am 50 today and this my first  pre breakfast dram, start as I mean to go on.

    Its a little fragile and the woody bitterness is there along with the musty old books but I think my score from 2 years ago is correct with nose being the best part, being completely honest an overall score of 89-90 points is correct for this one.
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. lincolnimp scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. lincolnimp scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    It is a rarity to drink a pre war whisky and this is superb and perfectly suited to my palate. Perhaps I am looking at it through rose tinted glasses but who cares. Absolute pleasure, for me anyway, glad I got it when I did.
    Unfortunately these decanters are very expensive now but well worth buying IMHO just for the experience.
    • Nose
      Nose - Honey, vanilla, menthol, rum & raisin, slight fruitiness, whisp of smoke.
    • Taste
      Really nice, soft,creamy on old leather, a little tobacco, orange peel. There is some oak in there which probably explains the slight bitterness. At the death there is a a hint of zesty spiciness.
    • Finish
      Creamy but fades a little which is hardly suprising at this age.


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