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Mortlach 70 Year Old

(70cl, 46.1%)
Mortlach 70 Year Old

Mortlach 70 Details

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Bottler
(Gordon & MacPhail)
Distillation Date
(1938)

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Mortlach 70 Bottling Note

What can we say - this is now officially the world's oldest whisky at a barely believable 70 years of age. Stunningly presented, immaculately matured - this is the absolute epitome of all that old whisky can be.

On the 11th March 2011, the second part in this series was released, the Glenlivet 1940.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Appearance: The colour of sun-bleached polished mahogany. Aroma: A mellow nose, at once waxy and fruity; candlewax to the fore initially, which becomes snuffed candle (a thread of smoke), with Maraschino cherries in Madeira cake behind, and after a while an orangey citric note - fresh and juicy, becoming apricot jam. Flaked almonds and whin flowers, becoming light coconut oil. Taste: Surprisingly lively tasted straight. A smooth, waxy mouthfeel; a sweetish start becoming moderately dry, but not overly-tannic. Dried fig and tobacco notes, and an intriguing light smokiness. A long finish and, for the first time, a hint of planed hardwood in the aftertaste. With a teaspoon of water, the smooth texture in enhanced. The fresh, light sweetness becoming pleasantly sour ('Soor Plooms'), with sooty smoke in the finish. Comment: Remarkable! No trace of damp wood or must or bung cloth - a delicate, fresh, vital, fruity whisky, but with unusual attributes of waxiness and smokiness - uncommon today, more usual before the 1960s.

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    User Reviews of the Mortlach 70 Year Old

    Shut yo' mouth

    This stuff is like the sweat from Joan of Arc's gusset. Sip it, mix it, put ice in it, it's still gonna taste like damp cardboard with parmesan shavings. Give me Dewar's White Label any day.

    5th March 2014

    Huhuehuehuehue

    Started to take the comments seriously for a minute the I remember that this is the internet and probably none of the people here have tasted this.

    16th February 2014

    Hehehe

    I think some of you might have missed the point to most of the above posts. They're jokes. :/ I doubt any of these people have ever tried it. Me on the other hand, I had two bottles of it, one I vatted with JW black (because it just tasted too old), and the other I gave to my son for graduating kindergarten.

    3rd January 2014

    My Ass!!

    I wld wager a bet that 1% of you poster (posers) have even been near good whiskey. Total buttheads. The biggest butthead of all in above posts is the douchbag who said he let people fight for the drops off his face hair...sick *uck.

    8th March 2013

    paddy's whiskey is better

    There is no better whiskey and that is that..

    9th December 2012

    Nice!

    A gift from an old friend, smashed the whole bottle in one drunken night, wish I remembered what it tasted like.

    6th December 2012

    A fine dram but I prefer bells

    What a bunch of chumps you are, you wouldn't know a good whisky if it bit you on the nose.

    14th October 2012

    Rigsby

    Nice with iron brew!!

    11th January 2012

    This should have an edition called Mfundo Mncwabe 70

    This must be my kind of a collectable, well done masters in Speyside. Is there any shelved in South Africa!!

    2nd November 2011

    Appeciate Whisky?

    You stick to your Jack Daniels my friend and leave this for the real whisky lovers.

    19th October 2011

    Appreciate Whisky?

    Why would anyonne want to mix a 70 year old with cola? You people have more money than sense!

    19th October 2011

    JD is better

    tried this with coke, totally unbalanced it

    19th February 2011

    Mortlach

    just like Heawen

    30th September 2010

    ??

    Anyone know who many bottles there are left ?

    10th September 2010

    How about a 30cl sample? :)

    Crack one of these babies open and bottle a bunch of 30cl drams so everyone can have some! Here in Boston 9999 gbp is almost in the neighborhood of $16,000 !!! The decanter is unnecessary; it looks like something from an adult novelty store. Who can afford this with the economy being as it is, unless you're North Korea's "Dear Leader" ? :)

    3rd September 2010

    Never tried

    Never tried it but going by some of the comments its a shame so many low lifes who dont grasp the word WHISKY have had their hands on it, if you dont appreciate the stuff then drink something else!!

    2nd September 2010

    so only 53 bottles...

    How have you all tried it

    6th July 2010

    My dream!

    unfortunately, here in Brazil it is to much money!

    9th June 2010

    Awesome!

    I am lucky to to say that the liquor store I work in will be 1 in only 2 stores (and both belonging to the same chain) in Canada that will be able to shelve this beautiful product

    24th April 2010

    Excellent when mixed

    Taste is a bit harsh neat, much better mixed with cola or sweet ginger ale.

    13th April 2010

    Great for cleaning!

    This stuff strips paint like nobody's business. I usually use gasoline, but the last time I inhaled the fumes I went a bit nuts and I figured I'd better switch to something else. This is a viable alternative.

    13th April 2010

    Not too shabby

    If Chuck Norris made whiskey, he'd just have to punch the barrel to knock it back in time. Then, it'd be 1000 years old and better than this stuff.

    2nd April 2010

    it is good

    all by the way, how is AIG doing

    2nd April 2010

    Ooops!

    I just received mine but I was so excited and nervous that I dropped it and it broke.

    2nd April 2010

    ZOMG!

    This makes the BEST whiskey and Cokes ever!!!

    1st April 2010

    Alright

    I go between this and my Seagrams7 and there are pluses and minuses to both. Seagrams has fine maple and smokey elements and is a buttery delight. I'm not sure I'd describe Mortlach as word which is a buttery delight to the ears. I think I may put my next random 15 grand into something else like building a foundation for a homeless shelter in Calcutta which I have no intention to finish.

    1st April 2010

    Not too bad

    I much prefer Jack Daniels though

    1st April 2010

    This is to Mr. Mixer up there.

    Wow, to buy a $17,000 bottle of anything and taint it with a mixer is a real shame. That's like putting diesel in your new Porsche because its cheaper and you can't handle buying fuel at a proper price. You should send that bottle to me so I can take care of it before you try to make a Jack & Coke out of it. Savage.

    1st April 2010

    OMG!

    A wonderful whisky! Very tasty!

    17th March 2010

    An expensive Whiskey

    This is a Exprsive whisky, but if money buys thr bedt this is well worth it

    14th March 2010

    Holy Grail

    When it comes to rare and old whisky this must be the holy grail! Do you do samples of this (i'm more interested in the booze than the bottle!)?

    14th March 2010

    The Ben Erickson of Whiskys

    This whisky is so delicious, it should be called the Ben Erickson 70.

    12th March 2010

    Mortlach 70yr

    I was introduced to Mortlach as The Wine Society's own Scotch. The clean fresh taste of the uncut 60% only improved with, in my opinion, a dash of soda water. Utterly world stopping. It's a big step to Mortlach 70yr but believe it or not the price is almost worth it. Dry, waxy and in parts sweet yes, but, the smooth complete taste from nostril to tummy is the real joy. A punchy scotch with a punchy price but please do sell the car - this is worth it!

    12th March 2010

    Excellent Value for Money

    I was presented with a bottle of this fine whiskey as part of a performance bonus working with AIG, worth every penny, I even let a few of my low level grunts fight over the droplets that fell from my moustache.

    12th March 2010

    WoW!

    W O W (from Argentina0

    12th March 2010

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