Mortlach / Gordon & MacPhail

Mortlach 1971-1996 (Gordon and MacPhail) Review

Mortlach 1971-1996 (Gordon and MacPhail) This was handed to me by a lovely customer at work, and is from a bottle distilled in 1971 and bottled in 1996.

Typical Gordon and Macphail old Mortlach notes in this, which to be fair is the only old Mortlach i've had and remember, but that lovely beeswax furniture note and lots of fruits and fruit cake, a hugely interesting dram.

If you can find this, or similar out there, likely at auctions, then grab it these are hugely tasty drams.

The only place i can see this online is at Whiskybase

Tasting Notes & Details


That’s the typical gordon and MacPhail Old mortlach style, beeswax polished mahogany, dusty warehouses, rum soaked raisins, fruit cask with spices, some bbq pulled pork and sticky ribs also.


Waxed orange peel, beeswax polish again but on a metallic surface, almost a hint of brasso, sweet tangtastic haribos, hints of Christmas cake spice and that fruit cake jumps in too, with oodles of Demerara sugar, hints of chocolate sauce.


Sweet spicy, sticky bbq sauce

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: Mortlach 1971-1996 (Gordon and MacPhail)
Age: 1971 Vintage
ABV: 40.00
Distiller: Mortlach
Bottler: Gordon & MacPhail
Type: Single Cask Single Malt
From: Scotland, Speyside
Posted: 24/10/2017 by Tom

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