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 »
Originally bottled in 2009, this immensely powerful (60.2%) bourbon-matured Mortlach 1993 was originally destined for the overseas market before being shelved at the last minute, and is now safely back in the SMoS fold. Hurrah!
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 1983 vintage Mortlach from Edinburgh-based independent bottlers The Bottlers. We presume this is aged in a sherry cask, described on the label as a 'refill bodega American oak butt', unusual in itself as most sherry butts are made from European oak.
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.
A vintage Mortlach distilled in 1954 and bottled by Gordon & Macphail after over fifty years maturing in sherry casks. Please note that due to strict allocations this product is MAXIMUM TWO BOTTLES PER CUSTOMER
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.