Gordon and MacPhail Series Post 6 of 6: Mortlach 25 year-old

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As 2016 is nearing, I am going to finish out the Gordon & MacPhail series post. It culminates with the G&M Mortlach 25 year-old as this is Post 6 of 6.

Here are the past series posts: Gordon & MacPhail Series Post 1 of 6: Scapa 10 year-old; Gordon & MacPhail Series Post 2 of 6: Benromach 10 year-old; Gordon and MacPhail Series Post 3 of 6: Glenlivet 15 year-old; Gordon and MacPhail Series Post 4 of 6: Ardmore 15 year-oldGordon and MacPhail Series Post 5 of 6: Bunnahabhain 9 year-old Cask Strength. You can click on the link to read those posts and get more information about G&M.

Mortlach was first established in 1823 in the Speyside region of Dufftown. For many years Mortlach has been produced to be a vital ingredient for fine blended whiskies.  Diageo who owns the brand is changing that and is now launching Mortlach’s own single malt expressions: Rare Old, Special Strength, 18-year-old and 25 year-old.

Even though Mortlach 25 is the oldest of the lot in this series post; out of the six of these, my favorite happened to be the G&M Bunnahabhain 9 year-old Cask Strength. I think Mortlach is a great brand of whisky, but this 25 year-old G&M didn’t necessarily blow my socks off.

Tasting Notes
Nose: apricots, sherry, vanilla
Palate: sweet, syrup (slightly medicinal), honey with hints of spices
Finish: slight burn with a light finish

It was good, but not amazing. I found that it lacked a bit of depth. Just know that I feel this way just about this product because I can tell you I loved the Mortlach Special Strength. The Special Strength is extremely creamy, while I found this G&M one to be a bit more syrupy. Yes, the two products are very different and slightly unfair to compare the two but I will say, I was slightly disappointed with this G&M 25 year-old.

If you come across it, I do recommend trying because why would you not want to try a 25 year-old whisky. I would not purchase this whisky for my collection however.


Note: The contents on my blog are solely my opinion. To me every palate is different! Although I may or may not like a product, I always recommend for people to try it and make up their own minds.


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