Officially founded in 1823 by James Findlater, it is believed that illicit whisky production had been taking place at Mortlach for many years prior to the license being granted. The distillery changed hands a few times in the mid 19th-Century and was silent from 1837, when it was part-owned by James and John Grant, who promptly removed all the ... Read More »
A 1990 vintage Mortlach from independent bottlers Signatory as part of their Cask Strength Collection. Distilled on 17th September, it was matured in sherry butt 6074 for 23 years before being bottled on 17th February 2014 at 54.5%.
The 10th cask that The Scotch Malt Whisky Society bottled from Mortlach, back in 1994. Today the majority of Mortlach's production is used as the sherried component in Johnnie Walker and there are few official bottlings.
A 1989 vintage Mortlach from independent bottlers Douglas Laing, released as part of their Directors' Cut series. Distilled in February, this was aged for 25 years in hogshead number 10321 before 129 bottles were yielded in March 2014.
A 1969 vintage Mortlach from Italian independent bottlers Intertrade. This was distilled a year after the distillery's on-site maltings closed and can be expected to be an example of classic 1960s sherried Speyside whisky.
Samaroli is an Italian independent bottler, famed for the exceptional quality of their releases and for their arty, innovative labels and packaging. This Mortlach is an excellent example of the labels that Samaroli are so well known for.