About Mortlach Whisky Distillery
2 910 000 litres
The distillery is founded by James Findlater.
Donald Macintosh and Alexander Gordon become part-owners.
The distillery is sold to John Robertson for £270.
A. & T. Gregory buys Mortlach.
James and John Grant of Aberlour become part-owners. No production takes place at Mortlach as the equipment probably is dismantled and used in building Glen Grant Distillery.
The distillery is now owned by John Alexander Gordon and the Grant brothers.
Mortlach is once again an up and running distillery after having been used as a church and a brewery for some years. The whisky is sold under the name The Real John Gordon.
George Cowie joins as part-owner with Gordon.
John Alexander Gordon dies and Cowie becomes sole owner.
George Cowie Jr. joins the company.
The number of stills is increased from three to six.
Alexander Cowie sells the distillery to John Walker & Sons.
John Walker becomes part of Distillers Company Limited (DCL).
The administration is transferred to Scottish Malt Distillers (SMD).
Floor maltings ceases.
Mortlach 1972 (23 years) is released as a Rare Malt. The distillery is renovated at a cost of £1.5 million.
Mortlach 1978 (20 years) is released as a Rare Malt.
Mortlach 1971, a 32 year old cask strength is released.