Gordon & Macphail Private Collection Mortlach 1969 50 Year Old 50.7%


A spectacular 50 year old Mortlach from Gordon & Macphail, distilled back in 1969 and aged for five decades in a first fill Sherry butt.


Released as part of Gordon & Macphail's Private Collection, cask #92001201, a first fill sherry butt, was distilled on Tuesday 7th October 1969 and bottled after just over 50 years on Thursday 10th October 2019.

The outturn after five decades was 365 bottles at natural cask strength.

Gordon & Macphail's tasting notes:

Colour: Darkest mahogany

Aroma: Aromatic ginger and brown sugar aromas combine, giving way to rich cocoa beans. A subtle vanilla edge develops alongside succulent fruitcake and roasted almond notes.

Taste: Smooth and rich; flavours of ripe forest fruits and fragrant blood orange peel are complemented by subtle traces of white pepper. Cinnamon comes to the fore alongside intense dark chocolate with mature oak.

Finish: Long and smooth with lingering chocolate smothered almonds and oak tannins.

70cl / 50.7%