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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 12 Year Old 2009 (casks 317274 & 317314 & 317323) - Un-Chillfiltered Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 46%

Marvellous Mortlach single malt, independently bottled by Signatory for its Un-Chillfiltered Collection. Rested for a dozen years between 2009 and 2022 in a trio of hogshead casks, absolutly no added…  More info

Mortlach 12 Year Old 2009 (casks 317274 & 317314 & 317323) - Un-Chillfiltered Collection (Signatory)
$44.56

Mortlach 12 Year Old 2009 (cask 15641) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 48.4%

A single cask bottling of Mortlach that was distilled in 2009 and matured for 12 years before the tremendous Douglas Laing bottled it up for the Old Particular range. If you've not yet had the…  More info

Mortlach 12 Year Old 2009 (cask 15641) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
$74.97

Mortlach 16 Year Old

70cl, 43.4%

Part of a trio of expressions announced in 2018 (which also included a 12 Year Old and a 20 Year Old), this 16 year old Mortlach single malt is drawn from sherry casks - the rich sweetness…  More info

Mortlach 16 Year Old
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$96.27
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Mortlach 14 Year Old 2007 (cask 6) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 52%

A superb single malt from Speyside's Mortlach Distillery, independently bottled by Signatory for the Cask Strength Collection! Distilled in April 2007, the whisky was initially matured in refill…  More info

Mortlach 14 Year Old 2007 (cask 6) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)
$131.78

Mortlach 20 Year Old Oloroso Cask Finish (Darkness)

50cl, 49%

Glorious Oloroso cask finished single malt from Speyside's Mortlach Distillery! This 20 year old expression joins the Darkness series of indie bottlings, showcasing the splendour of sherry cask…  More info

Mortlach 20 Year Old Oloroso Cask Finish (Darkness)
$182.42
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Mortlach 20 Year Old

70cl, 43.4%

The oldest of three Mortlach single malts unveiled in mid-2018 (alongside the Mortlach 12 Year Old and Mortlach 16 Year Old), this expression matured for 20 years exclusively in sherry casks.…  More info

Mortlach 20 Year Old
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$202.64
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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
$309.19

Mortlach 1969 (bottled 2019) - Private Collection (Gordon & MacPhail)

70cl, 50.7%

From Gordon & MacPhail's Private Collection comes an astonishing 1969 vintage Mortlach single malt! This expression was aged in a first-fill sherry butt for oodles of years, until it was bottled up…  More info

Mortlach 1969 (bottled 2019)  - Private Collection (Gordon & MacPhail)
$6,842.64

Mortlach 15 Year Old 35cl (Gordon & MacPhail)

35cl, 43%

A half bottle of Mortlach 15 year old, this was matured in first fill and refill sherry casks before bottling by Gordon and MacPhail.  More info

Mortlach 15 Year Old 35cl (Gordon & MacPhail)

Mortlach 13 Year Old 1998 (Signatory)

70cl, 43%

Bottled by Signatory in 2011, this was distilled on the 25th February 1998 at Mortlach, before ageing in two hogsheads. A release of 887 bottles.  More info

Mortlach 13 Year Old 1998 (Signatory)

Mortlach 13 Year Old 1999 (casks 7900+7901) (Signatory)

70cl, 43%

A 13 year old single malt whisky from Mortlach distillery in Dufftown, Speyside. Taken from two hogsheads it was distilled in May 1999 and bottled by Signatory in March 2013. 851 bottles were…  More info

Mortlach 13 Year Old 1999 (casks 7900+7901) (Signatory)

Mortlach 13 Year Old 1999 (casks 7898+7899) (Signatory)

70cl, 43%

Mortlach aged for 13 years - 3 fewer than the standard Diageo 16 year old. Expect a huge meatiness and punch from this whisky , taken from two casks.  More info

Mortlach 13 Year Old 1999 (casks 7898+7899) (Signatory)

Mortlach 17 Year Old 1995 - Un-Chillfiltered (Signatory)

70cl, 46%

This was distilled at Mortlach on the 5th July 1995 before a 17 year maturation in a pair of hogsheads. It was bottled for Signatory's Un-Chillfiltered collection on the 20th November 2012. A release…  More info

Mortlach 17 Year Old 1995 - Un-Chillfiltered (Signatory)
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Mortlach 13 Year Old 1998 (Signatory)

70cl, 43%

A single cask Mortlach bottled by Signatory on Spetember 13 2011 from cask number 1794, a bourbon barrel. Part of the bottler's Vintage Collection.  More info

Mortlach 13 Year Old 1998 (Signatory)

Mortlach 12 Year Old 1994 Cask 3554 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 50%

A 12 year old Mortlach with a lovely deep hue from sherry butt number 3554. This was distilled in July 1994 and bottled in May 2007 for the Old Malt Cask range. A release of 654 bottles.  More info

Mortlach 12 Year Old 1994 Cask 3554 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

Mortlach 19 Year Old 1991 - Un-Chillfiltered (Signatory)

70cl, 46%

This was distilled at Mortlach on the 17th September 1990, and aged in refill sherry butt number 6070, before bottling on the 1st February 2011. A release of 548 bottles.  More info

Mortlach 19 Year Old 1991 - Un-Chillfiltered (Signatory)

Mortlach 15 Year Old 1992 (Signatory)

70cl, 43%

A 15 year old Mortlach from Signatory. This was distilled on the 3rd June 1992 and aged in hogsheads 4985 and 4986 before bottling on the 8th April 2008. A release of 828 individually numbered…  More info

Mortlach 15 Year Old 1992 (Signatory)

Mortlach 10 Year Old 2004 (cask 10455) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 46%

10 year old Mortlach single malt Scotch whisky, bottled as Part of Douglas Laing's Provenance range. It was distilled by Mortlach in the winter of 2004 (a mild, fairly uneventful winter), matured in…  More info

Mortlach 10 Year Old 2004 (cask 10455) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

Mortlach 13 Year Old 2002 (casks 12592+12593) (Signatory)

70cl, 43%

An independent bottling of Mortlach single malt from Signatory matured in two consecutive hogshead casks. Distilled on 27th September and bottled on 26th November 2015.  More info

Mortlach 13 Year Old 2002 (casks 12592+12593) (Signatory)

Mortlach 12 Year Old 2002 (casks 12590+12591) (Signatory)

70cl, 43%

A Signatory bottling of 12 year old single malt from the Mortlach distillery - known to some as 'The Beast of Dufftown' for its sometimes intense flavour profile. This one was drawn from two hogshead…  More info

Mortlach 12 Year Old 2002 (casks 12590+12591) (Signatory)

Mortlach 8 Year Old 2008 (cask 11257) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 46%

A single cask bottling of 8 year old Mortlach, distilled in February 2008 and bottled in May 2016. It was aged in a refill hogshead until Douglas Laing came along and bottled it for the Provenance…  More info

Mortlach 8 Year Old 2008 (cask 11257) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

Mortlach 14 Year Old 1999 (casks 7902+7903) (Signatory)

70cl, 43%

While a vast majority of Mortlach whisky finds its was into Johnnie Walker blends, a small amount of it escapes in these big, wooden things called "casks" to be enjoyed as a single malt. This one is…  More info

Mortlach 14 Year Old 1999 (casks 7902+7903) (Signatory)

Mortlach 12 Year Old 1997 (Murray McDavid)

70cl, 46%

This was distilled at Mortlach in 1997, aged in bourbon casks, and then finished (at the behest of Bruichladdich's Jim McEwan) in Château d'Yquem premier cru Sauternes casks. Bottled at the…  More info

Mortlach 12 Year Old 1997 (Murray McDavid)

Mortlach 7 Year Old 2007 (bottled 2014) - Hepburn's Choice (Langside)

70cl, 46%

7 year old Mortlach single malt Scotch whisky, bottled for the Hepburn's Choice range by Langside. After being distilled in 2007, the whisky was filled into a refill hogshead, where it slumbered for…  More info

Mortlach 7 Year Old 2007 (bottled 2014) - Hepburn's Choice (Langside)

Mortlach 7 Year Old - Tartan (La Maison Du Whisky)

70cl, 40%

7 year old Mortlach single malt Scotch whisky, bottled by La Maison du Whisky for their Tartan range of independently bottled whiskies.  More info

Mortlach 7 Year Old - Tartan (La Maison Du Whisky)

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