Mortlach 70: World's Oldest Bottled Single Malt Whisky


"Gordon & MacPhail has been laying down casks of single malt whisky since 1895; we are now the custodian of some of the rarest whiskies in the world.

Our grandfather joined the firm within a year of its foundation and it is now owned by the third and fourth generations of his descendants. Each generation has passed on a lifetime's experience in maturing malt whisky, guided by a simple principle:

"The future is shaped by what we do today, while today reveals what we did in the past"

Mortlach has long been ranked 'Top Class' by experts. Our grandfather filled this cask in 1938: a Spanish oak, ex-bodega sherry hogshead - universally acknowledged to be the best wood for so rich a whisky. He left it to mature in our warehouse in Elgin, and there it has slumbered from generation to generation.

Now it seems to us to be perfect: a whisky without equal which epitomises our family values, built on generations of expertise in single malts."

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