Win an opportunity to taste the world's oldest whisky - the G&M Mortlach 75 Years Old

We've teamed up with whisky specialists Gordon & MacPhail to give one lucky whisky fan a once in a lifetime chance to try a sample of the oldest whisky in the world, the Mortlach 75 Years Old

Published 2nd Oct 2015
Updated 21 st Sep 2023

Whisky specialist Gordon & MacPhail unveiled what they believe to be the world’s most exclusive single malt Scotch whisky in September this year, and you could win the opportunity to sample this exquisite, limited edition whisky.

Picture: Gordon & MacPhail

Picture: Gordon & MacPhail

The latest offering in the family-owned Scotch whisky firm’s luxury Generations range, Mortlach 75 Years Old (44.4% ABV) is a premium single malt with notes of dried apricots and pomegranate, followed by hints of spice and creamy vanilla. With a smooth and lingering smoky finish, which remains long after the dram has been savoured, it is a truly unforgettable whisky.

Generations Mortlach 75 Years Old by Gordon & MacPhail is presented in an iconic teardrop-shaped decanter which has been skilfully handcrafted to display 75 multi-level ‘cuts’, each cut representing a year of the whisky’s maturation. The decanter sits on a white presentation plinth with two specially designed crystal glasses and is packaged in a luxury Aniline leather travel bag.

The special edition whisky is also accompanied by a specially commissioned book, Seven Nights with Mortlach, penned by acclaimed whisky writer Charles Maclean and international bestselling author Alexander McCall Smith.

Charles MacLean and Alexander McCall Smith. Picture: PA

Charles MacLean and Alexander McCall Smith. Picture: PA

With only 100 decanters of this incredibly rare whisky made available for sale, Generations Mortlach 75 Years Old (RRP £20,000) has proved incredibly popular with whisky lovers across the world since its launch.

Gordon & MacPhail have partnered with The Scotsman to offer one lucky winner the chance to taste this outstanding whisky and win a copy of Seven Nights with Mortlach, simply by answering the following question:

Terms and conditions apply, for more information please see below.

Terms and conditions

• This competition is open to over 18’s in the UK only

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• The prize is non transferable and cannot be exchanged for monetary value

• One person will win a sample of Generations Mortlach 75 Years Old by Gordon & MacPhail alongside the accompanying book, Seven Nights with Mortlach

• The winner will be given the opportunity to visit The Scotsman offices in Edinburgh where they will taste the sample of Generations Mortlach 75 Years Old by Gordon & MacPhail and share their thoughts on the whisky

• Travel to and from The Scotsman offices will not be provided and the winner will be expected to make their own way there and back.

• This competition is not open to employees of this outlet or of Gordon & MacPhail, their families, agents and agencies and anyone else professionally connected with this promotion

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Driven by a passion for all things drinks-related, Sean writes for The Scotsman extensively on the subject. He can also sometimes be found behind the bar at the world famous Potstill bar in Glasgow where he continues to enhance his whisky knowledge built up over 10 years advising customers from all over the world on the wonders of our national drink. Recently, his first book was published. Dubbed Gin Galore, it explores Scotland's best gins and the stories behind those that make them.
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