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Mortlach 1936 GM Decanter

Overall rating
94.13/100
votes
42
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
The Dram Taker's
Vintage
17.10.1936
Bottled
17.10.1986
Stated Age
50 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 750 ml
Added on
19 Mar 2010 5:19 pm
UncoloredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 10414,41

4 × in wishlist

42 × member ratings

21 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Mortlach 1936 GM Decanter

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 94.13 points

  1. 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.

  2. lincolnimp scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    I have just tried this one which I thought was the same whisky/casks etc
    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/44341/mortlach-1936-gm#note-container
    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
    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/20505/macphails-1938-gm-decanter
    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

  3. 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

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  5. 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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