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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 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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$275.07
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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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$217.45
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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
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$54.33
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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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$86.95
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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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$141.31

Mortlach 21 Year Old (Special Release 2020)

70cl, 56.9%

For its 2020 Special Releases, Diageo has gone and bottled up a particularly impressive 21 year old single malt from the much-adored Mortlach Distillery! Finished in Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry…  More info

Mortlach 21 Year Old (Special Release 2020)
$625.30

Mortlach 14 Year Old 2005 (cask 13729) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 48.4%

Another meaty Mortlach from Douglas Laing's Old Particular range! This Speysider was distilled in 2005 and left to mature in a single refill hogshead. After 14 years passed, it was independently…  More info

Mortlach 14 Year Old 2005 (cask 13729) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
$96.51

Mortlach 26 Year Old (Special Release 2019)

70cl, 53.3%

Well-sherried Mortlach, eh? Sounds fantastic if you ask us! This is a 26 year old single malt from the Beast of Dufftown, which was drawn from fresh-toasted first-fill Pedro Ximenez & Oloroso Sherry…  More info

Mortlach 26 Year Old (Special Release 2019)
$1,625.76

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)
$179.43

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)
$195.69

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)
$416.11

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
$211.51
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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)
$47.80

Mortlach 12 Year Old 2006 (cask 12942) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 48.4%

Another brilliant bottling of the Beast of Dufftown! This right here is a 12 year old Mortlach single malt, distilled back in November 2006 and aged in a single refill hogshead. A dozen years later,…  More info

Mortlach 12 Year Old 2006 (cask 12942) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
$92.52

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)
$7,340.40

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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$130.44

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

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)
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$67.86

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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$216.40

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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$86.95

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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$633.94

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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$74.84

Mortlach 18 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

50cl, 48.9%

The Beast of Dufftown is back, and it's continuing to run amok around the peaceful streets! Yes, it's the third bottling of Mortlach single malt independently bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky…  More info

Mortlach 18 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)
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$102.17

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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Mortlach 10 Year Old 2006 (cask 11640) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 46%

10 year old single malt from the Beast of Dufftown - Mortlach! This is a Douglas Laing Provenance bottling, aged in a hogshead from June 2006 to February 2017 - 389 bottles were produced.  More info

Mortlach 10 Year Old 2006 (cask 11640) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)
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$52.41

Mortlach 1954 (Gordon and MacPhail)

70cl, 43%

Distilled at Mortlach in 1954 and aged for 54 years in sherry casks before bottling in 2008 for Gordon and MacPhail.  More info

Mortlach 1954 (Gordon and MacPhail)
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