1938 Mortlach 70 Year Old

1938 Mortlach 70 Year Old

REGION – Speyside

NOSE – 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.

PALATE – Surprisingly lively tasted straight. A smooth, waxy mouth feel; a sweetish start becoming moderately dry, but not overly-tannic. Dried fig and tobacco notes, and an intriguing light smokiness.

1938 Mortlach 70 Year Old Tasting Notes
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Mortlach 70 Years Old is a single malt that epitomizes Gordon & MacPhail’s approach to single malt, built upon generations of expertise in the industry.

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.

This bottling is exclusive to Calgary Co-op.

CSPC #740027 – 700 ml decanter
CSPC #740026 – 200 ml decanter

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