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Overall rating
88.81/100
votes
18
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Rare Old
Vintage
1976
Bottled
2012
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
09 Sep 2012 4:58 am

Average value

€ 562,98

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18 × member ratings

21 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Mortlach 1976 GM

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.81 points

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

    Note by Serge Valentin from whiskyfun.com:

    Mortlach 36 yo 1976/2012 (43%, Gordon & MacPhail, lincensed bottling) G&M have always been Mortlach specialists and they’ve issued some stunning old ones. Remember the 70 years old? Colour: gold. Nose: not big but complex, very complex. Cigar-complex, I’d say, it’s like nosing a brand new box of Partagas Lusitanias (my references are now outdated, I’ve stopped smoking cigars quite a while ago). Leather, tobacco, cedar wood, aniseed, liquorice, smoked ham, blood oranges, French marigold… Gets drier over time though, with some wood and black tea. Mouth: movingly old-skool, I’d say. A delicately oaky base (chocolate and black tea) with some apples, oranges, chamomile tea, orange blossom, pastries and tobacco again. It’s not big, but it delivers despite its slight drying side. Finish: a little short, with some unexpected notes of ripe strawberries, but the miracle is that it did not get any oakier. So, no drying finish, hurray! Comments: these lovely whiskies can be a little frustrating because of their low strengths, and this one was a little frustrating indeed, but I think quality remains very, very high. Old-fashioned, moi? SGP:441 - 88 points.

  2. Mr.Sandwich did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

    Nose: Sultanas, vanilla and cracked black pepper.

    Palate: The sultanas become raisins and the black pepper becomes smokier finally there is a nutty quality that emerges with water.

    Finish: The finish is fruity with notes of figs and dates with a little ground pepper to round it off.

    Overall: A vibrant and fruity Mortlach.

  3. whioli scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. Titi94 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Product Description (LMDW): From the Rare Vintage range of the famous Gordon & MacPhail trading house, this vintage version of Mortlach is the result of the assembly of some hogshead sherry casks. Versatile, it reveals superb fruity (ripe pear) and vegetal notes at the same time. A spicy and mentholated touch is not without evoking the complexity of this malt resulting from a double distillation and a half. The palate is round and creamy on black pepper and citrus (orange, grapefruit), to die on a note of milk chocolate and vanilla. Its finish is distinguished by its length. A malt that invites contemplation for a meal or evening.

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