Gordon & Macphail have been storing casks of whisky for years which has given them access to gems such as this Glenlivet over the years - distilled in 1938 and bottled in the 1970s after over 30 years of maturation.
An ancient Mortlach 1938 bottled by G & M in the 1980s. This vintage seems to have been something of an annus mirabilis for Mortlach, with Gordon & Macphail having released several stunning bottlings. Fabulous old-school style with abundant tropical fruit and a drying oak edge.
We tried this at the 2009 Whisky Show in London and it was definitely the star of the show. Unbelievably mellow, very complex with elegant fruit and soft oak. No one could believe that this was so old. A real classy whisky which should have a much higher price tag. If this was bottled by the distillery we would be looking at tens of thousands of pounds.