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Mortlach 1938 GM Decanter

Overall rating
93.70/100
votes
29
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
The Dram Taker's
Vintage
20.10.1938
Bottled
20.10.1988
Stated Age
50 years old
Casktype
Oak Cask
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml
Added on
04 Jul 2010 2:30 pm
Uncolored

Average value

€ 1000,00

2 × in wishlist

29 × member ratings

5 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Mortlach 1938 GM Decanter

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.70 points

  1. St. Pauli scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Incredibly soft and lively for a 50 year old whisky! It's wonderfully complex, with earthy, fruity and grassy sensations. Wow, what a dram!
    • Nose
      What a fantastic old and dignified nose, which is beautifully complex. It has soft smoke (coal), rancio, balsamico, a faint note of sulphur, licorice root, but further very fruity (stewed plum, oranges, apricot) and a massive amount of eucalyptus. Later, the fruit evolves towards tropical fruit (passion fruit, mango, papaya) and the nose gets oily (engine oil, linseed oil). Almost a Campbeltown whisky if it wasn't sure that this is a genuine Mortlach.
    • Taste
      Massively soft, but still with enough oomph. It's still fruity (the tropical variants), but smokier, even lightly peated maybe, and earthy on mud, licorice root and gentian. A little balsamico too.
    • Finish
      Quite long and pleasant, with high end balsamic that keeps on returning, with passion fruit, stewed plum, and apricot. Then, just a little pepper, gentian, licorice, quite some eucalyptus and a trace of smoke.

  2. jazzpianofingers did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Mar '18

    https://www.whiskyauctioneer.com/lot/86823/mortlach-1938-gordon-and-macphail-50-year-old-miniature-5cl

    Nov '17 £52.50

    https://www.whisky-onlineauctions.com/mortlach-1938-1988-miniature-lot-id-211.html

    Serge from Whiskyfun says:

    Mortlach 50 yo 1938/1988 (40%, Gordon & MacPhail)  Colour: pure gold. Nose: idem but a bit woodier, a bit more sour, and perhaps with more eucalyptus and balsamic aromas. Slightly dusty. Mouth: creamier and also peatier, smokier. The balance is really perfect in this one, with bunches of fruit jams, eucalyptus candies. Superb vivacity brought by some tropical fruits such as passion fruit and kiwi. Lots of herbs too. Long, bold finish, with some smoke, peat and quite some tannins. Wunderbar, bolder and punchier than the 1936. 91 pointsWhisky Monitor score: 90[4]

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