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Mortlach

The Mortlach distillery lies in Speyside’s spiritual heartland, Dufftown, and holds the honour of being the first legal distillery to be built there. It was founded in 1823 - the year of the Excise Act - by James Findlater and, a year later, Donald Macintosh and Alexander Gordon joined him in ownership. Mortlach proffers a classic Speyside flavour, though the set up is far from typical; there are three wash stills and three spirit stills with a combined total capacity of 2.91 million litres annually.

Over the years, various distillery managers have altered the shape and design, something rather unheard of in Scotch whisky production. Mortlach boasts five onsite warehouses with a combined space for 21,000 casks. In 1831, the distillery was acquired by John Robertson for £270 and subsequently it was sold a year later to A & T Gregory. In 1937, Aberlour’s Grant brothers, John and James, acquired the distillery, dismantling the equipment for use at the 1840-built Glen Grant distillery. The Mortlach distillery lay silent.

John Alexander Gordon joined the brothers in 1842 and it was not until almost a decade later that Mortlach distilled once more. Whilst the stills enjoyed their proverbial sabbatical, the site was used not only as a brewery but also, rather curiously, as a church. When production resumed in 1851 the whisky was sold as The Real John Gordon. In 1923, John Walker and Sons acquired the distillery from then owner Alexander Cowie and two years later, they in turn became part of Distillers Company Limited, and subsequently Scottish Malt Distillers and then Diageo. There have been a few official releases as well as a selection of independent bottlings.

Mortlach 20 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

50cl, 48.8%

The Beast of Dufftown is back, and it doesn't look like it's calmed down one bit. This is the fifth batch of single malt from Mortlach to be independently bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company,…  More info

Mortlach 20 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)
$142.71
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Mortlach 23 Year Old 1991 (cask 5887) - Mackillop's Choice

70cl, 56.6%

An independently bottled Mortlach single malt Scotch whisky, distilled in August 1991 and left to mature in a single Sherry cask. It was left to mature for 23 years before being bottled for…  More info

Mortlach 23 Year Old 1991 (cask 5887) - Mackillop's Choice
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$228.79
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Mortlach Rare Old

50cl, 43.4%

The first release from the new range of Mortlach single malts is the Mortlach Rare Old, which comes from a mixture of Sherry and bourbon casks. Those familiar with Mortlach through the Flora and…  More info

Mortlach Rare Old
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$41.81
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Mortlach 9 Year Old 2008 (casks 800058 & 800061) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 59.5%

A Signatory bottling of single malt from the Mortlach distillery, drawn from a pair of first-fill bourbon barrels. These casks were filled in March 2008 and emptied in March 2018 (just six days…  More info

Mortlach 9 Year Old 2008 (casks 800058 & 800061) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)
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$75.58

Mortlach Special Strength

50cl, 49%

Mortlach Special Strength comes from the 2014 relaunch of Mortlach's range, though was originally released for the Travel Retail market. This has been bottled at 49% ABV, which brings out plenty of…  More info

Mortlach Special Strength
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$87.81
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Mortlach 12 Year Old 2006 (cask 12579) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 48.4%

12 year old Mortlach single malt, independently bottled by Douglas Laing for the Old Particular range. This was drawn from a single refill hogshead, which matured the whisky from June 2006 to June…  More info

Mortlach 12 Year Old 2006 (cask 12579) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
$72.09

Mortlach 1997 (bottled 2017) (cask 7204) - Samaroli

70cl, 49.5%

This single malt Scotch whisky from Mortlach, distilled in 1997 and re-casked by Samaroli using new oak! Following that, it was bottled by the aforementioned Samaroli in 2017, with just 300 bottles…  More info

Mortlach 1997 (bottled 2017) (cask 7204) - Samaroli
$288.25
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Mortlach 20 Year Old 1997 (cask 2977) - Mackillop's Choice

70cl, 50.2%

Always a treat when it indie Mortlach arrives at MoM Towers! This marvellous Mortlach spent 20 years maturating in a single cask, following distillation in 11 March 1997. It was bottled at a cask…  More info

Mortlach 20 Year Old 1997 (cask 2977) - Mackillop's Choice
$213.59
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Mortlach 10 Year Old 2008 (cask 14935) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 50%

A single malt from the Mortlach distillery, independently bottled by Hunter Laing for the Old Malt Cask range. It was aged in a refill hogshead to 10 years, from February 2008 to April 2018, when it…  More info

Mortlach 10 Year Old 2008 (cask 14935) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)
$60.34

Mortlach 25 Year Old

50cl, 43.4%

The oldest expression from the 2014 release of Mortlach single malt Scotch whiskies is their 25 Year Old. Mortlach use whisky matured mostly in refill American oak casks, aged for a quarter of a…  More info

Mortlach 25 Year Old
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$640.19
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Mortlach 22 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

50cl, 52.6%

A 22 year old single malt Scotch whisky from the Mortlach distillery, affectionately known as the 'Beast of Dufftown'. However, there's nothing affectionate about the beast that graces the label of…  More info

Mortlach 22 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)
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$277.79
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Mortlach 20 Year Old 1997 (cask 7911318) - The Octave (Duncan Taylor)

70cl, 48.4%

20 year old Mortlach, independently bottled by Duncan Taylor as part of their excellent Octave range. This was distilled in 1997 and bottled in 2017 after spending 8 months in a tiny octave cask.…  More info

Mortlach 20 Year Old 1997 (cask 7911318) - The Octave (Duncan Taylor)
$251.48

Mortlach 1994 (bottled 2017) (cask 17039) - Malts of Scotland

70cl, 62%

Well-Sherried single malt from Mortlach, drawn from a single Sherry hogshead which was filled in 1994 and cracked open in 2017. 193 bottles were released by Malts of Scotland, presented at cask…  More info

Mortlach 1994 (bottled 2017) (cask 17039) - Malts of Scotland
$265.24
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Mortlach 27 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

50cl, 52.6%

The carnage continues in Dufftown. Is there a man strapped to that wheel the beast just rolled down the street?! Sparks are flying off of it! Oh, the humanity... It seems he can only be placated by…  More info

Mortlach 27 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)
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$300.85

Mortlach 25 Year Old 1987 (cask 4466) (Adelphi)

70cl, 56.1%

A single cask bottling of 25 year old Mortlach single malt, bottled by Adelphi. This one was distilled in 1987 and left to slumber for quarter of a century until it was released in 2018.  More info

Mortlach 25 Year Old 1987 (cask 4466) (Adelphi)

Mortlach 19 Year Old - The Manager's Dram

70cl, 55.8%

A super rare Mortlach, released in 2002 and specially selected by the Distillery Manager at Mortlach. This was originally a staff-only bottling, though we have gotten hold of it now thanks to…  More info

Mortlach 19 Year Old - The Manager's Dram

Mortlach 15 Year Old - Distillery Labels (Gordon & MacPhail)

70cl, 43%

One of the first bottlings from Gordon & MacPhail's relaunched Distillery Labels bottling range - a 15 year old Mortlach single malt. The whiskies from this series all feature retro-styled labels, so…  More info

Mortlach 15 Year Old - Distillery Labels (Gordon & MacPhail)
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$68.53
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Mortlach 7 Year Old 2010 - Hepburn's Choice (Langside)

70cl, 46%

Independently bottled Mortlach, aged in a refill hogshead for 7 years - from 2010 to 2017. This comes from Langside's Hepburn's Choice range, bottled with an outturn of 404 bottles.  More info

Mortlach 7 Year Old 2010 - Hepburn's Choice (Langside)
$43.87
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Mortlach 18 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

50cl, 48.9%

The Beast of Dufftown is back, and it's continuing to run amok around the peaceful streets! Yes, it's the third bottling of Mortlach single malt independently bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky…  More info

Mortlach 18 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)
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$103.17
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Mortlach 15 Year Old 1998 (cask 6) - Artist #6 (La Maison du Whisky)

70cl, 55.9%

A single cask bottling of Mortlach single malt, distilled in 1998 and bottled by Signatory in 2016. Before it was bottled, it was finished in a Sherry cask for 58 months, imparting rich, sweet fruit…  More info

Mortlach 15 Year Old 1998 (cask 6) - Artist #6 (La Maison du Whisky)
$180.20
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Mortlach 18 Year Old

50cl, 43.4%

Official bottlings of Mortlach have been few and far between in years past, but in 2014, that has changed. This is the 18 year old single malt Scotch whisky from Mortlach, released in 2014 as part of…  More info

Mortlach 18 Year Old
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$186.33
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Mortlach 12 Year Old 2005 (cask 12363) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 48.4%

A 12 year old Mortlach single malt which was matured in a single cask from March 2005 to February 2018. Following maturation, those lovely lot from Douglas Laing bottled this whisky as part of the…  More info

Mortlach 12 Year Old 2005 (cask 12363) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
$66.93
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Gingerbread House 1998 (bottled 2017) - Wemyss Malts (Mortlach)

70cl, 46%

Independently bottled Mortlach single malt, drawn from a single hogshead cask which matured the whisky from 1998 to 2017. This was bottled by Wemyss Malts and given the name Gingerbread House, as a…  More info

Gingerbread House 1998 (bottled 2017) - Wemyss Malts (Mortlach)
$133.15
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Mortlach 12 Year Old 2005 (cask 11798) - Clan Denny (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 48%

From the Speyside region, this Mortlach single malt was distilled in March 2005, then independently bottled by Douglas Laing for The Clan Denny range 12 years later. One of 390 bottles, this is…  More info

Mortlach 12 Year Old 2005 (cask 11798) - Clan Denny (Douglas Laing)
$57.35
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Mortlach 10 Year Old 2007 (cask 14406) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 50%

Single cask Mortlach, aged for 10 years before joining the extensive Old Malt Cask range from Hunter Laing. This was distilled in July 2007 and bottled in November 2017, producing just 317 bottles.  More info

Mortlach 10 Year Old 2007 (cask 14406) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)
$58.89
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