Mortlach 12-year-old (1980s – G&M)

Bought: Online Whisky Auction, 20th May 2015

Ratings:
83/100 – Malt Maniacs (based on 1 member vote)

The last Mortlach I blogged about was a 2014 distillery bottling called ‘Rare Old’. I didn’t think the term was unique to Mortlach but this bottle from the 1980s has got me wondering. Bottled by Gordon & MacPhail (G&M), on the label under ‘Mortlach’ is printed ‘Rare Old’. Yes, I’m sure you’re as excited as I am about this discovery! But it’s not old, it’s 12, and I doubt it’s very rare. According to my distillery book Mortlach has 6 stills and a capacity of 3.6 million litres. Divide 3.6m litres by my 5cl miniature and you get … not rare!

Finding any rating online was difficult but 83/100 from one Malt Maniac sounds like a pleasant enough dram. The house style for Mortlach is ‘full body, complex, sherry, spices, nuts and a hint of smoke.’ Sounds very nice! A full bottle (75cl) from the 1980s sold at auction for £60 (July 2015).

Mortlach 12yo 5cl

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