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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

70cl, 43.4%

This is a 12 year old single malt produced at the Mortlach distillery in Speyside, unveiled in 2018 as part of a trio (including a 16 Year Old and a 20 Year Old). This particular expression features…  More info

Mortlach 12 Year Old
$54.03

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)
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$64.31

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)
$78.76

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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$86.49

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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$140.58
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Mortlach 20 Year Old 1997 - Single Cask (Master of Malt)

70cl, 54.5%

The Beast of Dufftown, bottled by your pals at Master of Malt! A 20 year old Mortlach single malt, independently bottled by our very own hands as part of our Single Cask Series. This fabulous…  More info

Mortlach 20 Year Old 1997 - Single Cask (Master of Malt)
$194.68

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
$210.41
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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
$219.78
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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
$261.29

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
$270.45

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)
$270.45

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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$273.65
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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
$324.55

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)
$28.56

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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)

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