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Overall rating
93.00/100
votes
57
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice - Pinerolo Import
Vintage
1936
Bottled
1973
Stated Age
36 years old
Casktype
Sherry Wood
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Label
Old Black Label
Bottled for
Edwards and Edwards
Added on
19 Mar 2010 5:08 pm
Uncolored

Average value

€ 8151,04

4 × in wishlist

57 × member ratings

20 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Mortlach 1936 GM

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.00 points

  1. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Very vintage, very oldschool, certainly some old-bottle flavor, the finish is just a long time to call, because you could have something more lasting hope. All in all still a great whisky, but of course the price is due purely to the Vintage, for 90P I find something in the 120-200, - range, so currently about 45 times cheaper. : P
    • Nose
      Immediately after pouring a very buttery and nutty nose, it almost reminds me of some dark bourbons I had, still has nice volume in the nose despite the bottling year and 43%, hazelnuts, macadamia, burnt butter, dark, viscous honey, beeswax, Pork bacon, oiled leather, chestnut, old, slightly damp oak, maple syrup, fennel, nutmeg and cinnamon, brown sugar, salted caramel, a few very dry raisins and old milk chocolate, a bit of cream cheese in the background after a while (I had with others Old Longmorn and Mortlach, if they are allowed 1-2 hours), Chesterfield armchairs, a touch of black tea, after a while more coagulated orange zest will be added, the chocolate will be more bitter, more tannins, a little more anise and pine nuts
    • Taste
      Still has much power for the 43%, strong start! Trail mixes par excellence, hazelnuts, peanuts, macadamia, walnuts, black tea, rosemary, oregano, burnt orange and grapefruit stains, old leather now rather dried than oiled, burnt butter, more and more tannins are coming, overall dry and slightly bitter in the mouth as in the greasy nose, raisins and dried dates, autumn leaves, aniseed, pine nuts, dark chocolate, cocoa beans, old, dry tobacco, old chest of drawers, roasted almonds, pretzels, nutmeg, a hint of black pepper, cinnamon, saffron, fennel
    • Finish
      Dark malt, many tannins, autumn leaves, anise, pine nuts, grapefruit, coffee, black tea, long

  2. alex..w..fan did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Note by Serge Valentin from whiskyfun.com:

    Mortlach 36 yo 1936 (43%, Gordon & MacPhail for Pinerolo, rotation 1973) Colour: full gold. Nose: this is not quite the same whisky, as it’s a little less fresh and rather nuttier and more chocolaty. It’s less sooty/waxy too, and a tad less complex. A bigger OBE as well. Anyway, brilliant whisky again, just a ‘slightly subdued variation’ on the 35yo. Mouth: exactly the same happens on the palate. Same differences, without exceptions. Finish: ditto. Comments: another magical old Mortlach from the golden years. Isn’t it strange that while Europe was preparing for one of the worst wars ever, some distilleries such as Macallan, Linkwood, Mortlach or Talisker were distilling the best whiskies ever made by Man (and computers of course – pfff…)? SGP:443 - 91 points.

  3. alex..w..fan did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    http://whiskydaily.com/gm-mortlach/ Mortlach 36yo 1936 (43%, G & M, Connoisser's Choice)
    Wow, I expected something completely soaked with sherry, it turned out quite the contrary, there are so many fresh herbs, fruits (pears), dried fruits, I can not believe that this whisky was kicked 77 years ago. We take a sip ... Oh, it's gone ... You know, it's just hard to describe in words. You can try to analyze the taste as much as you like, but when this happens - it just grabs you, and drags-drags-drags. Resin, camphor. Fruit. When it is pumped, there is still a aftertaste. Super. It is a pity I have no more portions, look deeper. 9.5

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