Mortlach rare old 50cl single malt whisky £34.95 @ Amazon
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Mortlach rare old 50cl single malt whisky £34.95 @ Amazon

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Found 10th Jan
Mortlach is a spitefully priced whisky brand seemingly designed and marketed to separate those that can afford away from those that cannot. Despite the "old" name this has No Age Statement (NAS) is only 50cl verse the usual 70cl for most scotch whisky.

While I may not be selling this very well the £34.95 represents it lowest EVER price on Amazon as this usually hovers around the £50 Mark. Hence worth posting for those who may have been tempted in the past.

Maybe they just cannot shift it at the RRP and this price might come around more often or maybe it's a brief deal. Who knows ?

The whisky itself gets good reviews. I like Aquavitae's recycled review. Link below


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MRGRINGO6 m ago

It all tastes the same.....


If you try a Laphroaig and a Sherry Cask whisky and can't tell the difference, stick to Bell's.
JustinKampongsa5 h, 47 m ago

A very good malt is talisker storm nicest I’ve had yet


You can't have tried too many then
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Not selling this well could be an understatement!

Found this similar in taste to Jura, but for me, the taste just never really gets going.

I've not voted either way. This is a good price compared to elsewhere for this specific whiskey (good deal), but £35 still seems too expensive for what you actually get for the money (not a good deal...)
I like the bottle
It all tastes the same.....
MRGRINGO6 m ago

It all tastes the same.....


If you try a Laphroaig and a Sherry Cask whisky and can't tell the difference, stick to Bell's.
MRGRINGO1 h, 52 m ago

It all tastes the same.....


Wrong it doesn’t , obviously your tastebuds are no good
A very good malt is talisker storm nicest I’ve had yet
JustinKampongsa5 h, 47 m ago

A very good malt is talisker storm nicest I’ve had yet


You can't have tried too many then
£35 at masterofmalt and the whiskyexchange which is their standard price. Unless I'm missing something, neither of these retailers can be classed as cheap. Looks to be the same version.
Can somebody please recommend a good Scottish malt whisky for me to buy as a gift. I have no idea.
r4rcm17 m ago

Can somebody please recommend a good Scottish malt whisky for me to buy as …Can somebody please recommend a good Scottish malt whisky for me to buy as a gift. I have no idea.


If the recipient is equally clueless, then you'll not go wrong with Haig Club. It has colourful packaging and, its target-consumers not being the brightest, is easy to open too.

I usually give Jameson, (its not Scotch - I know) however, its not expensive and doesn't seem to offend anyone's palate too much.
Edited by: "Adult" 11th Jan
r4rcm20 m ago

Can somebody please recommend a good Scottish malt whisky for me to buy as …Can somebody please recommend a good Scottish malt whisky for me to buy as a gift. I have no idea.


Have you got a budget? Personally something with an age is always good now, something premium is probably a Lagavulin but probably set you back £50. Amazon has some great deals on often, so just keep a lookout.

Depends on the person, are they a big whisky drinker? If so, something a little less common might hit the spot if they like to try new things (very little is undrinkable), ALDI and LIDL also do some very old stuff quite cheap, I got a couple of bottles of 27 year old for £30 in LIDL in a posh box. OK it is LIDL but you don't often see stuff that old and it's nice
ITMA20 m ago

If the recipient is equally clueless, then you'll not go wrong with Haig …If the recipient is equally clueless, then you'll not go wrong with Haig Club. It has colourful packaging and, its target-consumers not being the brightest, is easy to open too.I usually give Jameson, (its not Scotch - I know) however, its not expensive and doesn't seem to offend anyone's palate too much.


Is easy to open too.. ha ha. Made me giggle that.
ITMA20 m ago

If the recipient is equally clueless, then you'll not go wrong with Haig …If the recipient is equally clueless, then you'll not go wrong with Haig Club. It has colourful packaging and, its target-consumers not being the brightest, is easy to open too.I usually give Jameson, (its not Scotch - I know) however, its not expensive and doesn't seem to offend anyone's palate too much.

It is not Scottish and not a malt either no ,but they could try Glenmorangie Ealanta if you want something unusual , Laphroaig quarter cask is a good choice if you don’t want to go for something as high as the Glenmorangie.
r4rcm1 h, 44 m ago

Can somebody please recommend a good Scottish malt whisky for me to buy as …Can somebody please recommend a good Scottish malt whisky for me to buy as a gift. I have no idea.



Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban.......
r4rcm1 h, 47 m ago

Can somebody please recommend a good Scottish malt whisky for me to buy as …Can somebody please recommend a good Scottish malt whisky for me to buy as a gift. I have no idea.


I’d look at Oban, Ardbeg and Talisker as a few good starts. Have a quick google for a whisky taste chart and this might help.
r4rcm2 h, 5 m ago

Can somebody please recommend a good Scottish malt whisky for me to buy as …Can somebody please recommend a good Scottish malt whisky for me to buy as a gift. I have no idea.


Bunnahabhain 12 year old.

Around £33 in Morrisons ( though you might have use home delivery if your local branch does not stock).

Non chill filtered , Natural colour and higher ABV %. Very complex , very approachable and superb value.
MattyGr4 h, 20 m ago

You can't have tried too many then


That’s where your wrong each to his own
alex1201 h, 25 m ago

I’d look at Oban, Ardbeg and Talisker as a few good starts. Have a quick g …I’d look at Oban, Ardbeg and Talisker as a few good starts. Have a quick google for a whisky taste chart and this might help.


I love a good peaty whisky, but they're pretty "Marmite" type whiskies - something like a Glenmorangie is pretty safe for most people.
r4rcm3 h, 25 m ago

Can somebody please recommend a good Scottish malt whisky for me to buy as …Can somebody please recommend a good Scottish malt whisky for me to buy as a gift. I have no idea.


Was about to suggest the below, one of the best whiskies money can buy at under £50 imo.
deanochips1 h, 40 m ago

Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban.......


Otherwise something like a glenfarclas 105, around £35 is a decent option (smells like xmas). Stuff like Ardbeg, lagavulin and laphroaig is very peaty and you either love it or hate it.
Edited by: "jaydeeuk1" 11th Jan
MattyGr3 h, 52 m ago

£35 at masterofmalt and the whiskyexchange which is their standard price. …£35 at masterofmalt and the whiskyexchange which is their standard price. Unless I'm missing something, neither of these retailers can be classed as cheap. Looks to be the same version.


Looks like it's 25% off at Master of Malt and I expect the same at Whisky Exchange. That would be why the price has dropped on Amazon to price match them.
Is it true that most Scottish whiskey is exported and the number one destination is China?

Are the new independent Gin distilleries effecting Whiskey sales?
Am I right in saying Ladies are the main (50%+) customers? Why do Ladies prefer Gin, what is it about it?

Thanks
Edited by: "deany76" 11th Jan
r4rcm4 h, 27 m ago

Can somebody please recommend a good Scottish malt whisky for me to buy as …Can somebody please recommend a good Scottish malt whisky for me to buy as a gift. I have no idea.


happy to be corrected if wrong - as far as I know, all use malt.
If you meant single malt then, it's very subjective and down to personal tastes.
I would possibly ask the person you're intending to buy for.
Understand it may ruin the surprise however, I know I would prefer to be asked, rather than risk a bottle going to waste because I don't like it.
deany7640 m ago

Is it true that most Scottish whiskey is exported and the number one …Is it true that most Scottish whiskey is exported and the number one destination is China?Are the new independent Gin distilleries effecting Whiskey sales? Am I right in saying Ladies are the main (50%+) customers? Why do Ladies prefer Gin, what is it about it?Thanks


Whiskey is very big in Asia full stop!
With regards to the gin, I believe it's because one can get rather squiffy on it without smelling like a brewery or an alcoholic.
Edited by: "Holte_ender" 11th Jan
r4rcm4 h, 52 m ago

Can somebody please recommend a good Scottish malt whisky for me to buy as …Can somebody please recommend a good Scottish malt whisky for me to buy as a gift. I have no idea.


Highland Park 12 year old, probably the best value in terms of price and taste you can get.
These comments are hilarious
JustinKampongsa14 h, 19 m ago

A very good malt is talisker storm nicest I’ve had yet


All I taste is TCP when drinking Talisker...
r4rcm7 h, 31 m ago

Can somebody please recommend a good Scottish malt whisky for me to buy as …Can somebody please recommend a good Scottish malt whisky for me to buy as a gift. I have no idea.


To be honest, like others have said it is a bit subjective depending on the recipient. Whether or not they like single or blends, peaty whiskies from the west coast and islands or oak or Sherry casks. Personally I like single from the east coast, spey way , Sherry cask. I might just be biased as I live in the whisky county though
Edited by: "totoplus4" 11th Jan
UnseenPrawn2 h, 1 m ago

All I taste is TCP when drinking Talisker...


You say that like it’s a bad thing
r4rcm9 h, 13 m ago

Can somebody please recommend a good Scottish malt whisky for me to buy as …Can somebody please recommend a good Scottish malt whisky for me to buy as a gift. I have no idea.


As others had said I would avoid Islay whisky or anything else that's peaty if you don't know what the recipients taste is since peat is a love/ hate thing for most people.
Safe bets would be Glenfiddich 15 year old (£30 on Amazon) or 12 year old (£25 on Amazon)
Old Pulteney 12 year old is lovely, so is Glen Grant 10 year old which is on offer on Amazon at the mo (think it's £28 or £29 though has been cheaper) - it's a really good choice actually as it's quite light and citrusey so good if you dont know if the person is a whisky person
Price is the same as other retailers. Bogus Amazon deal. Nothing special in taste and for 50cl there are better choices out there
The_Bounty_Bear10 h, 27 m ago

Bunnahabhain 12 year old.Around £33 in Morrisons ( though you might have …Bunnahabhain 12 year old.Around £33 in Morrisons ( though you might have use home delivery if your local branch does not stock). Non chill filtered , Natural colour and higher ABV %. Very complex , very approachable and superb value.


Aye it's lovely.
ITMA12 h, 17 m ago

If the recipient is equally clueless, then you'll not go wrong with Haig …If the recipient is equally clueless, then you'll not go wrong with Haig Club. It has colourful packaging and, its target-consumers not being the brightest, is easy to open too.I usually give Jameson, (its not Scotch - I know) however, its not expensive and doesn't seem to offend anyone's palate too much.


That's terrible advice tbh.
Really wanted to like this. Actually bought a bottle when it was on offer and saved it for a special occasion. Love the bottle. The whisky is very indistinct and lacks any real definition. Shame.

Good price so I’ll give it heat, But many of the other drams listed on this page are much nicer. Really love Glen Grant and Penderryn (not Scottish I know)
DJSlime9 h, 39 m ago

Highland Park 12 year old, probably the best value in terms of price and …Highland Park 12 year old, probably the best value in terms of price and taste you can get.


Prize goes here! Highland Park 12 is indeed one of the best single malts you can get.

Absolutely dumbfounded that person asking for advice on what whisky to buy as a present is being recommended Lagavulin and Ardbeg amongst others. Ludicrous advice. They're excellent whiskies but they're way untypical.

I used to come across quite a few people who hated whisky. I'd ask them what they'd had and they nearly always said Laphroig. Clearly the reason being whisky snobs forcing it on them.

Highland Park. Top Quality. Bowmore is really good. Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban, La Santa. Oban is top.

Edradour really good too. Great bottle for someone esp if they've never tried it.

There are many others but no-ones going to get a bottle of one of those and end up upset. They can then tell if they prefer Ardbeg or whatnot.
UnseenPrawn8 h, 15 m ago

All I taste is TCP when drinking Talisker...


You have crap taste buds then mate
r4rcm14 h, 55 m ago

Can somebody please recommend a good Scottish malt whisky for me to buy as …Can somebody please recommend a good Scottish malt whisky for me to buy as a gift. I have no idea.


Jura 16 Year Old (Diurachs' Own) is my favorite non peaty whisky, good if you can get it on offer. Seen it at Asda before now for about £37.
Old Pulteney 12 Year Old is good for something a bit cheaper, sells for between £20-30
And if it's a peaty/smokey whisky you're after, Lagavulin 16 Year Old is way up there and can be had at Costco for around £40 (That's if you have a Costco nearby).
MeesterX11th Jan

Prize goes here! Highland Park 12 is indeed one of the best single malts …Prize goes here! Highland Park 12 is indeed one of the best single malts you can get.Absolutely dumbfounded that person asking for advice on what whisky to buy as a present is being recommended Lagavulin and Ardbeg amongst others. Ludicrous advice. They're excellent whiskies but they're way untypical. I used to come across quite a few people who hated whisky. I'd ask them what they'd had and they nearly always said Laphroig. Clearly the reason being whisky snobs forcing it on them.Highland Park. Top Quality. Bowmore is really good. Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban, La Santa. Oban is top. Edradour really good too. Great bottle for someone esp if they've never tried it.There are many others but no-ones going to get a bottle of one of those and end up upset. They can then tell if they prefer Ardbeg or whatnot.


In a nutshell really. I love Laga etc. but wouldn't dream of giving it to someone new to whisky.
Dalmore 15 year old or Balvenie Caribbean Cask are my 2 favourites.
cylinderhead10th Jan

If you try a Laphroaig and a Sherry Cask whisky and can't tell the …If you try a Laphroaig and a Sherry Cask whisky and can't tell the difference, stick to Bell's.



Bell's
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