Gordon & MacPhail

Mortlach

1938, 60 Years Old

ABV 40%
REVIEWED Issue 33
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Specifications
Brand: Mortlach, Gordon & MacPhail
Expression: 1938, 60 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 60 years old
ABV: 40%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Awards
Editor's Choice
Issue 33
Tasting notes
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Fragrant. Lightly smoky. Oaky. Slightly musty.
Palate: Soft for its age. Fresh, fruit. Some sweetness in the middle. Mint creams. Oaky woodiness.
Finish: Kirschwasser, Cherry brandy. Almondy.
Comment: A great age, but it has matured beautifully.
8.8
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Sherry with leather and smoke. Powerful, complex, resiny. Polished old furniture. Dried fruit, cider and cinnamon slowly emerge. Custardy notes.
Palate: Slight apple sourness with burnt wood and dark chocolate. Candied chestnuts.
Finish: Lingering but dry and slightly bitter.
Comment: A rich, luscious, venerable malt although time and sherry have silenced the distillery character. A real piece of history. No water, thanks!
8.8
Visit the distillery
Mortlach Distillery, Dufftown, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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