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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 1996 (casks 195 & 196) - Un-Chillfiltered Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 46%

An independent bottling of 20 year old single malt from one of the many distilleries in the Speyside region - Mortlach! This was distilled in July 1996 and aged in a pair of hogshead casks until…  More info

Mortlach 20 Year Old 1996 (casks 195 & 196) - Un-Chillfiltered Collection (Signatory)
$54.93

Mortlach 20 Year Old 1995 (cask 4123) - Celebration of the Cask (Càrn Mòr)

70cl, 55.5%

Distilled on Monday 10th July 1995, this Mortlach spent over 20 years in a single hogshead before being bottled by Càrn Mòr on Saturday 8th August 2015. The outturn was 260 bottles.  More info

Mortlach 20 Year Old 1995 (cask 4123) - Celebration of the Cask (Càrn Mòr)

Mortlach 7 Year Old 2009 (cask 11196) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 46%

Distilled in March 2009 and bottled in May 2016, this 7 year old Mortlach single malt from the Speyside region was bottled at 46% abv by Douglas Laing for their Provenance range.  More info

Mortlach 7 Year Old 2009 (cask 11196) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

Mortlach 8 Year Old 2007 - Hepburn's Choice (Langside)

70cl, 46%

An indie bottling of the 'Beast of Dufftown' - Mortlach! This was distilled in 2007 and set aside to mature in a single bourbon barrel for 8 years before being bottled by Langside for their Hepburn's…  More info

Mortlach 8 Year Old 2007 - Hepburn's Choice (Langside)
$49.36

Mortlach 20 Year Old 1996 (casks 193 & 194) - Un-Chillfiltered Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 46%

The Beast of Dufftown, bottled without chill-filtration! This is a 20 year old Mortlach single malt, distilled in July 1996 and matured in a pair of hogshead casks until November 2016, when it was…  More info

Mortlach 20 Year Old 1996 (casks 193 & 194) - Un-Chillfiltered Collection (Signatory)
$54.93

Mortlach 24 Year Old 1991 (cask 4240) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 55.5%

Mighty Mortlach, and a 24 year old at that! Here we have this Speysider at natural cask strength, filled into a single cask on 14th May 1991 and disgorged on 2nd December 2015, yielding 587 bottles.  More info

Mortlach 24 Year Old 1991 (cask 4240) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)
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Mortlach 17 Year Old 1995 (cask 3414) - The Coopers Choice (The Vintage Malt Whisky Co.)

70cl, 46%

Single cask Mortlach - yummers! This was distilled in 1995, matured in a refill Sherry cask and bottled 17 years later in 2013 by The Vintage Malt Whisky Co. for The Coopers Choice range. 335 bottles…  More info

Mortlach 17 Year Old 1995 (cask 3414) - The Coopers Choice (The Vintage Malt Whisky Co.)
$59.44

Mortlach 21 Year Old 1994 (cask 2) - Mission Gold (Murray McDavid)

70cl, 50.4%

Muscular Mortlach matured in a first fill bourbon cask! The outturn was 292 bottles at 50.4% abv, a common bottling strength for Murray McDavid's Mission Gold range.  More info

Mortlach 21 Year Old 1994 (cask 2) - Mission Gold (Murray McDavid)
$182.87

Mortlach 8 Year Old 2006 (cask 10974) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 46%

We do love some delicious Mortlach single malt! This is a bottling of "The Beast of Dufftown", matured for 8 years in a refill hogshead from November 2006 to November 2015, before being bottled at…  More info

Mortlach 8 Year Old 2006 (cask 10974) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)
$46.86

Mortlach 11 Year Old 2004 (cask 10968) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 48.4%

381 bottles of this Mortlach single malt emerged from a single refill hogshead in December 2015, having been filled back in January 2004. An independently bottled Speyside whisky from Douglas Laing's…  More info

Mortlach 11 Year Old 2004 (cask 10968) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
$54.93

Mortlach 16 Year Old - Flora and Fauna

70cl, 43%

A full-bodied, sherried single malt from Mortlach, matured for 16 years and released as part of the Flora and Fauna series.  More info

Mortlach 16 Year Old - Flora and Fauna
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Mortlach 19 Year Old 1996 (casks 188 & 189) - Un-Chillfiltered Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 46%

19 year old Mortlach single malt Scotch whisky drawn from a pair of hogshead casks, bottled as part of the Signatory Un-Chillfiltered Collection. It was distilled in July 1996 and bottled in July…  More info

Mortlach 19 Year Old 1996 (casks 188 & 189) - Un-Chillfiltered Collection (Signatory)

Mortlach 25 Year Old 1990 (cask 5185) - Chieftain's (Ian Macleod)

70cl, 46%

25 year old Mortlach aged in a Sherry butt here - sounds mighty delicious, doesn't it? This was distilled in August 1990 and bottled in August 2016 after a quarter of a century in the aforementioned…  More info

Mortlach 25 Year Old 1990 (cask 5185) - Chieftain's (Ian Macleod)
$197.08

Mortlach 13 Year Old 2002 (casks 12596 & 12597) (Signatory)

70cl, 43%

An indie bottling of single malt Scotch whisky from the spectacular Mortlach distillery, drawn from a pair of casks. It was distilled in September 2002 and bottled on the 1st of April 2016.  More info

Mortlach 13 Year Old 2002 (casks 12596 & 12597) (Signatory)

Mortlach 25 Year Old 1991 (cask 4243) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 56.3%

An independent bottling of Mortlach single malt Scotch whisky, aged for 25 years in a single Sherry butt. This was distilled in May 1991 and bottled in June 2016 by Signatory as part of their…  More info

Mortlach 25 Year Old 1991 (cask 4243) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)
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$224.11

Mortlach 7 Year Old - Premier Barrel (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 46%

This is a 7 year old Mortlach single malt Scotch whisky, released by Douglas Laing for their Premier Barrel range, which come presented in handsome decanters! Wouldn't look out of place on the drinks…  More info

Mortlach 7 Year Old - Premier Barrel (Douglas Laing)

Mortlach 8 Year Old 2006 (cask 10964) - The Clan Denny (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 46%

A indie Mortlach single malt, matured in a refill hogshead cask for 8 years - from 2006 to 2015. Following its maturation, this Speysider was bottled by Douglas Laing for The Clan Denny range at 46%…  More info

Mortlach 8 Year Old 2006 (cask 10964) - The Clan Denny (Douglas Laing)
$41.82

Mortlach 19 Year Old 1996 (casks 185 & 187) - Un-Chillfiltered (Signatory)

70cl, 46%

Matured in two hogsheads, this Mortlach was distilled in July 1996 and bottled in March 2016 by Signatory.  More info

Mortlach 19 Year Old 1996 (casks 185 & 187) - Un-Chillfiltered (Signatory)
$57.61

Mortlach 20 Year Old 1996 (casks 190 & 191) - Un-Chillfiltered Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 46%

This is a Signatory bottling of single malt from the Mortlach distillery, drawn from a pair of hogshead casks that aged the whisky for 20 years. These casks were filled in July 1996 and opened in…  More info

Mortlach 20 Year Old 1996 (casks 190 & 191) - Un-Chillfiltered Collection (Signatory)
$54.93

Ginger Glazed Gammon 1998 (bottled 2016) - Wemyss Malts (Mortlach)

70cl, 46%

An indie Mortlach here from Wemyss Malts! This was distilled in 1998 and allowed to mature in a single barrel until 2016, when it was bottled with an outturn of 306 bottles. They've titled this one…  More info

Ginger Glazed Gammon 1998 (bottled 2016) - Wemyss Malts (Mortlach)
$86.26

Mortlach 13 Year Old 2002 (casks 12594 & 12595) - Signatory

70cl, 43%

13 year old Mortlach single malt Scotch whisky, drawn from a consecutive pair of hogshead casks which were filled in September 2002 and cracked open in February 2016. This was bottled by indie…  More info

Mortlach 13 Year Old 2002 (casks 12594 & 12595) - Signatory
$41.73

Mortlach 27 Year Old 1987 - Highland Laird (Bartels Whisky)

70cl, 57%

From the Highland Laird independent bottling range comes a 27 year old Mortlach single malt Scotch whisky, aged in a single Sherry hogshead. Exciting stuff!  More info

Mortlach 27 Year Old 1987 - Highland Laird (Bartels Whisky)

Mortlach 7 Year Old 2008 - Hepburn's Choice (Langside)

70cl, 46%

This is an independent bottling of 7 year old single malt Scotch whisky from the Mortlach distillery (known colloquially to some as the Beast of Dufftown). It was distilled back in 2008 and left to…  More info

Mortlach 7 Year Old 2008 - Hepburn's Choice (Langside)
$43.48

Mortlach 18 Year Old 1996 (cask 12844) - A Rare Find (Gleann Mór)

70cl, 52.3%

An independently bottled Mortlach single malt Scotch whisky, drawn from a single cask. This Gleann Mór bottling features whisky distilled by Mortlach in March 1996 and set aside to mature for 18…  More info

Mortlach 18 Year Old 1996 (cask 12844) - A Rare Find (Gleann Mór)

Mortlach 22 Year Old 1992 - Old & Rare Platinum (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 56.8%

A well-Sherried 22 year old Mortlach, bottled by the folks at Hunter Laing. It was distilled in September 1992 and left to age in a Sherry butt until October 2014. It was then bottled as part of the…  More info

Mortlach 22 Year Old 1992 - Old & Rare Platinum (Hunter Laing)

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