Rare bottling: 1936 Mortlach 35-year-old

From “The Beast of Dufftown”

Established in 1823, the Mortlach distillery was the first legal distillery in Dufftown, Speyside. As “The Beast of Dufftown”, Mortlach is well known for its robust spirit and ability to stand up to long maturation, especially in Sherry casks.

The 1936 Mortlach 35-year-old has become one of the most highly regarded Scotch whiskies ever bottled. With a 96-point score by Serge Valentin, it ranks alongside some of the finest Macallans ever rated.

Scotch whisky legend Charles MacLean has one of the finest palates in the industry. On tasting this and a 36-year-old Mortlach from the same vintage in May this year he noted: “Their flavours open a sensory door into another era... I can honestly say they are among the finest malt whiskies it has been my privilege to taste.”

This whisky has become legendary amongst Scotch collectors. Produced before the Second World War, this is one of the finest vintage whiskies from the era in existence today.


These were bottled in the 1970s but are of very good condition for their age. Sourced from a prominent private collector, the bottles were authenticated and inspected for the condition of labels and closures by David Robertson, the former master distiller of Macallan. Every detail from closure to bottle label and fill level has been thoroughly checked.

1936 Mortlach 35YO G&M Connoisseurs Choice 43% Mortlach Scotland  United Kingdom Whisky

1936 Mortlach 35YO G&M Connoisseurs Choice 43%


96Average Score
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This should be close to perfection; we’re on another planet here! Totally exceptional, in the same league as very old Yquems and other old white wines of the highest grades

Serge Valentin, WhiskyFun.com  (December 2020)    Score: 96/100

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“A hugely complex and rewarding malt whisky by any standards. I have rarely encountered a whisky with so lingering an aftertaste.”


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