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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 17 Year Old 2003 (cask 800263) (Adelphi)

70cl, 55.5%

A gently-sherried Mortlach, distilled in 2003 and rested in a single refill sherry hogshead for the next 17 years. It was bottled by Adelphi at cask strength, with 276 bottles released at 55.5% ABV.  More info

Mortlach 17 Year Old 2003 (cask 800263) (Adelphi)

Mortlach 13 Year Old 2007 - Strictly Limited (Càrn Mòr)

70cl, 47.5%

13 year old single malt from Mortlach, bottled up by Càrn Mòr! This expression was distilled in 2007, and eventually drawn from Oloroso sherry casks in 2020 for the Strictly Limited range. 732…  More info

Mortlach 13 Year Old 2007 - Strictly Limited (Càrn Mòr)

Mortlach 34 Year Old 1986 (cask 2035) (Adelphi)

70cl, 54.2%

Well-matured Mortlach? Yes please! This expression is a 34 year old single malt from the Mortlach Distillery, well-known for making some intense, meaty whiskies. It was distilled back in 1986 and set…  More info

Mortlach 34 Year Old 1986 (cask 2035) (Adelphi)

Mortlach 11 Year Old 2008 (cask 800084 & 800085) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 57.8%

11 year old Mortlach single malt, bottled up by the superb Signatory for its Cask Strength Collection. This whisky was distilled in March 2008 and set aside to matured in a pair of bourbon barrels…  More info

Mortlach 11 Year Old 2008 (cask 800084 & 800085) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

Mortlach 8 Year Old 2011 (cask 13519) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 46%

Douglas Laing has gone and bottled and ace Mortlach, distilled over in Speyside in February 2001. It was filled into a single refill hogshead for the next eight years, until the Beast of Dufftown was…  More info

Mortlach 8 Year Old 2011 (cask 13519) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

Mortlach 30 Year Old 1989 (cask 13722) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 52.4%

Well-matured Mortlach! This is yet another tasty treat from Douglas Laing's Xtra Old Particular range, reserved for rather special expressions. It was distilled in April 1989 and aged for 30 years in…  More info

Mortlach 30 Year Old 1989 (cask 13722) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

Mortlach 15 Year Old - Distillery Labels (Gordon & MacPhail) (43%)

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) (43%)
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Mortlach 11 Year Old 2008 (cask 800120 & 800121) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 56.4%

Those Signatory folks are at it again, independently bottling up tasting Mortlach single malt for us all to enjoy! This time they got their mitts on an 11 year old expression from the Beast of…  More info

Mortlach 11 Year Old 2008 (cask 800120 & 800121) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

Six Kingdoms & Mortlach 15 Year Old - Game of Thrones Single Malts Collection

70cl, 46%

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the licensing agreement, we're unable to sell this particular whisky to customers in certain countries. Hit 'Read more' below for the full list we can send to: Read more…  More info

Six Kingdoms & Mortlach 15 Year Old - Game of Thrones Single Malts Collection
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Mortlach 8 Year Old - Premier Barrel (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 46%

Another meaty Mortlach, released as part of Douglas Laing's Premier Barrel series! This one spent just under a decade ageing in a single cask, bottled once it reached eight years of age at 46% ABV,…  More info

Mortlach 8 Year Old - Premier Barrel (Douglas Laing)

Mortlach 12 Year Old 2007 (casks 304874 & 304875) - Un-Chillfiltered Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 46%

Another meaty Mortlach, this one was bottled courtesy of Signatory. It was distilled in April 2007 and left to mature in a pair of hogsheads for 12 years. When Feburary 2020 came around, it was…  More info

Mortlach 12 Year Old 2007 (casks 304874 & 304875) - Un-Chillfiltered Collection (Signatory)

Mortlach 20 Year Old 1978 - Rare Malts

70cl, 62.2%

This twenty year old Mortlach was bottled as part of UDV's (now Diageo) Rare Malts collection in 1998 and is very rare - who'd have thunk it? This bottle was part of a private collection - if…  More info

Mortlach 20 Year Old 1978 - Rare Malts

Mortlach 10 Year Old 2009 (cask 13061) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 48.4%

A single cask single malt from the Beast of Dufftown (AKA Mortlach), distilled back in March 2009 and left in a refill hogshead to mature. It was bottled 10 years later in March 2019 by Douglas Laing…  More info

Mortlach 10 Year Old 2009 (cask 13061) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

Mortlach 10 Year Old 2009 (bottled 2019) - Hepburn's Choice (Langside)

70cl, 46%

Langside is back with another ace indie bottling! This single malt began its life at Mortlach in 2009, before it was filled into a single refill hogshead for the next decade. In 2019, it was bottled…  More info

Mortlach 10 Year Old 2009 (bottled 2019) - Hepburn's Choice (Langside)

Mortlach 11 Year Old 2008 (casks 800082 & 800083) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 57.6%

A fruity and spicy Mortlach, distilled in March 2008 and left to mature in a pair of first-fill bourbon barrels for just over a decade. 11 years passed, and Signatory decided to bottle the single…  More info

Mortlach 11 Year Old 2008 (casks 800082 & 800083) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

Mortlach 12 Year Old 2007 - Strictly Limited (Càrn Mòr)

70cl, 47.5%

Indie bottler Càrn Mòr has gone and bottled the Beast of Dufftown, and this particular expression was distilled in 2007. It spent over a decade in a pair of sherry hogsheads, until it was bottled at…  More info

Mortlach 12 Year Old 2007 - Strictly Limited (Càrn Mòr)

Mortlach 30 Year Old 1989 - Old & Rare Platinum (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 48.5%

An indie Mortlach single malt, drawn from a sherry single cask that was filled all the way back in 1989. After 30 years of rest, the cask was cracked open and the whisky was independently bottled by…  More info

Mortlach 30 Year Old 1989 - Old & Rare Platinum (Hunter Laing)

Mortlach 2006 (bottled 2018) (cask 18030) - Malts of Scotland

70cl, 53.4%

An independent bottling of Mortlach distilled in 2006, which was matured in a sherry hogshead for 12 years before being bottled in 2018 by Malts of Scotland. A limited outturn of only 329 bottles.  More info

Mortlach 2006 (bottled 2018) (cask 18030) - Malts of Scotland

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

Mortlach 30 Year Old 1989 - Xtra Old Particular The Black Series (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 44.5%

A Douglas Laing bottling of Mortlach single malt, aged for 30 years! It was distilled back in February 1989 and left to mature in a single refill hogshead for three decades, until September 2019,…  More info

Mortlach 30 Year Old 1989 - Xtra Old Particular The Black Series (Douglas Laing)

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)

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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Mortlach 23 Year Old 1990 (cask 6076) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 51.6%

Sherried Mortlach - delicious stuff! This one is a Signatory bottling of single malt from the Beast of Dufftown, distilled back in 1990 and left to mature in a sherry butt for 23 years. When July…  More info

Mortlach 23 Year Old 1990 (cask 6076) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

Mortlach 10 Year Old 1984 - On The Road (Velier)

70cl, 40%

An independent bottling of single cask Mortlach, distilled in 1984 and bottled by Signatory for Italian importers Velier as part of the On The Road series in 1995. Typical of the series, the bottle…  More info

Mortlach 10 Year Old 1984 - On The Road (Velier)

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)

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