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!
An 18 year old Mortlach, distilled in 1990 and bottled in 2009 by Murray McDavid. Continuing their love of finishing whisky in interesting casks, this spent the last part of its time in wood sitting in Premier Cru Domaine Leroy red wine casks from Vosne-Romanée, one of the top wines from one of the highest quality growing areas in France.
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 19 year old Mortlach, released by Diageo as part of their The Manager's Dram series. This was a series of cask strength bottlings chosen by the managers of Diageo's Malt Distilleries. This was awarded a very respectable 89 points by Malt Maniac Ho-cheng Yao.
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 1972 vintage Mortlach released by Diageo as part of their Rare Malts series of bottlings. The Rare Malts series was a series of cask strength bottlings using Diageo's best casks. This bottle was released in 1996, the year the distillery underwent a £1.5 million renovation, 32 years after the last refurbishment.
Wow - a fifty-year-old Mortlach from first-fill sherry butts! Mortlach is a quality distillery, and the G&M Private Collections have been very well-received so far, so this is likely to be very good.
MAXIMUM ONE PER CUSTOMER
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