Mortlach 1939 GM Generations

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Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Crystal Decanter
Stated Age
75 years old
1st Fill Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
44.4 % Vol.
10 ml 700 ml
Final Release
Added on
02 sep 2015 8:11 pm by Black Widow
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky
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Average value

€ 40256.67

Whisky reviews for Mortlach 1939 GM Generations

5 users have left 7 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 93.87 points.

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  1. lincolnimp scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    What is surprising here is how fresh it is at 75 years old, good balance on show here, this must have been a superb cask to last this long.
    What I did not detect was any meaty notes that some old Mortlachs have but that is for the better in my view, this certainly shows that old Mortlachs that are not heavily sherried are better than the heavy meaty ones.
    So this is what the oldest whisky ever bottled tastes like, hats off to G&M.
    Now I will compare it to a 1936 50 year G&M.
    • Nose
      94 94
      What I call elegant, for its age I was expecting more wood on the nose.

      There is a mix of yellow plum, a little dark honey, mango, orange jelly (like what is in a Jaffa cake).

      After 5 minutes in the glass some cake notes emerge and there is the mere faintest hint of peat smoke but you really have to look for it with a little more time hints of grapefruit and something like a dried green herb smell, not sure what, possibly dried sage??????
      No off note, nice mix of flavours.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Creamy and really lively and not woody on first taste , can you believe that after 75 years.
      The fruits and everything really are in the background with the cream angle at the front, there is a faint hint of pineapple, grapefruit & plum but they take time to come through.
      Seems to get more fruit as the time passes and some sherbet fizz which I really like.
      There is a fresh brioche note and some dried fruit peels
      Gets slightly syrupy which is really good and more spice comes in but it is actually peat that you are tasting that has been lurking in the background all this time
    • Finish
      91 91
      Longer than expected, getting dry which is to be expected and more pastry notes on the tail with finally a slight bitterness from the wood but at this age I will not knock it down

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