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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 25 Year Old - Distillery Labels (Gordon & MacPhail)

70cl, 43%

An independent bottling of Mortlach single malt which has been matured for 25 years and bottled at 43% ABV. This expression was released as part of Gordon & MacPhail's Distillery labels series, and…  More info

Mortlach 25 Year Old - Distillery Labels (Gordon & MacPhail)
$176.87

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)
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$139.30
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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
18
$42.69
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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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$223.32
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Mortlach 25 Year Old 1993 (cask 4469) (Adelphi)

70cl, 56%

An indie bottling of the Beast of Dufftown - it's a 25 year old Mortlach bottled by Adelphi! This one was aged in a single cask from 1993 to 2018, then bottled at cask strength with an outturn of 380…  More info

Mortlach 25 Year Old 1993 (cask 4469) (Adelphi)
$233.69

Mortlach 11 Year Old 2007 - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 50%

A Mortlach single malt, independently bottled by Hunter Laing for the Old Malt Cask range in celebration of its 20th anniversary. It was distilled in June 1997 and matured for 11 years until August…  More info

Mortlach 11 Year Old 2007 - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)
$63.73

Mortlach 8 Year Old 2010 - Strictly Limited (Càrn Mòr)

70cl, 46%

From the Strictly Limited indie bottling range comes a single cask Mortlch single malt. It was distilled in 2010 and left to age in a single sherry butt for 8 years, until Càrn Mòr bottled it up in…  More info

Mortlach 8 Year Old 2010 - Strictly Limited (Càrn Mòr)
$51.49

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
$208.49
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Mortlach 10 Year Old 2008 (cask 12757) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 48.4%

An interesting indie Mortlach here from Douglas Laing's Old Particular range. This 10 year old single malt from the Beast of Dufftown (as Mortlach is known to some folks) was matured in a refill wine…  More info

Mortlach 10 Year Old 2008 (cask 12757) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
$78.04

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
$258.90
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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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$271.15
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Mortlach 13 Year Old 2000 (cask 10200) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 50%

A lovely, fragrant 13 year old Speyside single cask from Mortlach distillery here. Bottled by Hunter Laing in December 2013 for their Old Malt Cask range, the outturn was 319 bottles at 50% abv.  More info

Mortlach 13 Year Old 2000 (cask 10200) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)
$72.61

SMWS 76.57 8 Year Old 1999

70cl, 60.2%

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society continues its great form of independently bottling delicious single cask whiskies here with this edition from Speyside distillery Mortlach. It was distilled back in…  More info

SMWS 76.57 8 Year Old 1999
$321.59

Mortlach 12 Year Old (Gordon & MacPhail) - 1980s

75cl, 40%

This is a lovely old edition of Mortlach 12 year old that was bottled by Gordon & MacPhail some point during the 1980s. This bottle was part of a private collection - if you'd like more detailed…  More info

Mortlach 12 Year Old (Gordon & MacPhail) - 1980s
$321.59

Mortlach 21 Year Old 1980 (cask 3646) - Cask Series (Gordon & MacPhail)

70cl, 63.8%

A collectible beast here from Gordon & MacPhail's Cask Series - it's a 21 year old Mortlach single malt, drawn from a single refill sherry butt that was laid down in 1980, then cracked open in 2002.…  More info

Mortlach 21 Year Old 1980 (cask 3646) - Cask Series (Gordon & MacPhail)
$852.20

Mortlach 19 Year Old 1998 (cask 3657) - Candlelight Series (Whisky Illuminati)

70cl, 56.9%

This is a 19 year old Mortlach single malt, independently bottled by Whisky Illuminati for the Candlelight Series. This was drawn from just one sherry butt, produced 476 cask strength bottles.  More info

Mortlach 19 Year Old 1998 (cask 3657) - Candlelight Series (Whisky Illuminati)
$257.27

Mortlach 27 Year Old 1991 (cask 4239) - 30th Anniversary Gift Box (Signatory)

70cl, 5.7%

Well sherried Mortlach - what a way to celebrate your 30th anniversary! This is a special edition bottling from Signatory, released as part of its 30th anniversary celebrations. The whisky was…  More info

Mortlach 27 Year Old 1991 (cask 4239) - 30th Anniversary Gift Box (Signatory)
$562.77

Spicy Mango Jam 2001 (bottled 2018) - Wemyss Malts (Mortlach)

70cl, 46%

Independently bottled single malt from Mortlach, matured in one hogshead cask from 2001 to 2018. Following that, the whisky was bottled by Wemyss Malts and given the name Spicy Mango Jam. The bottle…  More info

Spicy Mango Jam 2001 (bottled 2018) - Wemyss Malts (Mortlach)
$107.41

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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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
$281.36

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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$85.71

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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$624.89

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)
$70.36

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)
$58.90

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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$73.77

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