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MORTLACH 15 years old 40 %
LAST BOTTLE AND EMPTY

Proprietors: George Cowie & Son Ltd
Gordon & Macphail, Elgin

MORTLACH
21 years old 40 %
Proprietors: George Cowie & Son Ltd
Gordon & Macphail, Elgin

MORTLACH
10 years old 43 %
SCOTTISH WILDLIFE
Signatory Vintage
Scotch Whisky Co, Ltd, Edinburgh

MORTLACH
13 years old 59,5 % INFO
Distilled May 80
LAST BOTTLE AND EMPTY

Bottled Jan 94
Society Cask No. code 76.11
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society,
The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh.

MORTLACH
12 years old 46 % INFO
UN-CHILLFILTERED COLLECTION
SPEYSIDE SINGLE MALT
Matured in a Sherry Butt
Distilled 22nd August 1989
Bottled 7 th June 2002
Cask No. 3652
Genummerde flessen
827 Bottles
No Chillfiltration
Signatory Vintage
Scotch Whisky Co, Ltd, Edinburgh

MORTLACH
16 years old 43 % INFO
FLORA & FAUNA
Distilled 1976
Bottled 1992
Mortlach Distillery, Dufftown, Keith,
Banffshire

MORTLACH 1 9 5 9
42 years old 40 %
Distilled 1959
Bottled 2001
Proprietors: George Cowie & Son, Ltd
Gordon & Macphail, Elgin

MORTLACH
10 years old 40%
CENTENARY RESERVE 1895- 1995
100 years of quality and exellence
Distilled 1984
Bottled 1995
Proprietors: George Cowie & Son, Ltd
Gordon & Macphail, Elgin

MORTLACH
20 years old 43%
THE ULTIMATE SINGLE MALT
SCOTCH WHISKY SELECTION
Distilled 27.8.75
Bottled 3.96
Cask No. 6250
315 bottles
Van Wees, Amersfoort

MORTLACH
20 years old 62,2 % INFO
RARE MALTS SELECTION
Natural Cask Strenght
Distilled 1978
Bottled May 1998
Limited Edition
Genummerde flessen
George Cowie & Son, Elgin

MORTLACH
17 years old 63,1 % INFO
FLORA & FAUNA
CASK STRENGHT
Year of Distillation 1980
Bottled in 1997
Limited Bottling
Genummerde flessen
Mortlach Distillery, Dufftown, Keith,
Banffshire

MORTLACH
13 years old 58,6 % INFO
SINGLE CASK
SCOTCH MALT WHISKY
Distilled Jun 90
Bottled Jul 03
Society Cask code 76.33
Outturn 644 Bottles
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society,
The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh
'Something for everyone'

MORTLACH
13 years old 58,6% INFO
SINGLE CASK
SCOTCH MALT WHISKY
Distilled Jun 90
Bottled Jul 03
Society Cask code 76.34
Outturn 655 Bottles
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society,
The Vaults, Leith, dinburgh
''Carnations and treacle'

MORTLACH
12 years old 44 %
THE SECRET TREASURES
OF SCOTLAND
SINGLE CASK - SINGLE MALT
SPEYSIDE SCOTCH WHISKY
This product was originally
Distilled on 23th August 1989
Cask No. 3665
Especially selected by A. Rickards,
Master Blender
Numbered Bottles
720 Bottles
Imported by S. Fassbind AG, Oberath
The Moray Malt Whisky Ltd, Edinburgh.

MORTLACH
32 years old 50,1 % INFO
SPECIAL RELEASES 2004
Fine Cask
Natural Cask Strength
Uniquely distilled
Distilled: 1971
Bottled: 2004
2160 numbered and
hand etched bottles
Limited Edition
Mortlach Distillery, Dufftown, Keith, Banffshire

MORTLACH
21 years old 80o Proof / 45.7 G.L. 1
PURE MALT
SCOTCH WHISKY
Distilled January 1957
Bottled May 1978
Proprietors: George Cowie & Son Ltd
Wm. Cadenhead, 18 Golden Square,
Aberdeen

MORTLACH
13 years old 46 %
SIGNATORY VINTAGE
THE UN-CHILLFILTERED COLLECTION
VINTAGE 1991
Distilled on: 04.06.1991
Bottled on: 12.04.2005
Matured in: Sherry Butt
Cask No: 4814
763Numbered Bottles
No Chill-Filtration
Natural Colour
Signatory Vintage
Scotch Whisky Co, Ltd, Edinburgh

MORTLACH
50 years old 40 % INFO
The Dram Taker's
Adepted from the Book of Kells,
circa 700 A.D.
Distilled on 31st December 1942
Matured in selected casks
at the distillery
and more recently
in our warehouses
in Elgin
The whisky was drawn from cask
on its 50th Anniversary,
Thursday 31st December 1992
in the City and Royal Burgh of Elgin
Numbered Bottles
Gordon & Macphail, Elgin,
Scotland Specialists
in Fine Malt Whiskies since 1895

MORTLACH 1 9 9 0
18 years old 46 %
THE ULTIMATE SINGLE MALT
SCOTCH WHISKY SELECTION
SPEYSIDE SINGLE MALT
Distilled: 12/09/90
Matured in a Sherry Butt
Cask no: 5962
Bottled: 28/11/08
Natural Colour
Non Chillfiltered
The Ultimate Whisky Company, Amersfoort


MORTLACH 46 %
1 9 9 0
Matured for 21 years
Speyside Single Malt
THE ULTIMATE SINGLE MALT
SCOTCH WHISKY
Distilled: 17/09/90
Matured in a Sherry Butt
Cask no: 6077
Bottled: 11/05/12
775 Numbered Bottles
Natural Colour
Non Chill Filtered
Selected by The Ultimate Whisky Company.NL


MORTLACH
VINTAGE 2 0 0 3
10 years old 46 %
THE ULTIMATE SINGLE MALT
SCOTCH WHISKY
Speyside Single Malt
Distilled: 09/06/03
Matured in a bourbon Barrel
Cask no: 800221
Bottled: 06/11/13
335 Numbered Bottles
Natural Colour
Non Chillfiltered
Selected by The Ultimate Whisky Company.NL

MORTLACH
INFO
Aged 26 years old 59.4 %
SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
FROM A SINGLE CASK
Date distilled: 24TH April 1986
Society Cask No: 76.94
Cask type: Refill Hogshead ex Bourbon
Outturn: Only one of 249 Bottles
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society,
The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh
Totally flavoursome

MORTLACH
INFO
Aged 18 years 56,5 %
SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
FROM A SINGLE CASK
Date Distilled: 19th jul 1995
Cask Type: Refill Butt / ex Sherry
Society Single Cask No: Code: 76.115
Outturn: One of Only 535 Bottles
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society,
The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh
Glamping in a Yurt


MORTLACH
INFO
Aged 25 years 48.4 %
SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
FROM A SINGLE CASK
Date Distilled: 5th October 1988
Cask Type: Refill Hogshead / ex Bourbon
Society Single Cask No: CODE 76.117
Outturn: One of only 248 Bottles
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society,
The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh
A grand old lady in the piano shop


MORTLACH
VINTAGE 2 0 0 8
Matured for 6 years 46 %
THE ULTIMATE SINGLE MALT
SCOTCH WHISKY
Speyside Single Malt
Distilled: 13/03/08
Matured in Bourbon Barrel
Cask no: 800011
Bottled:18/11/14
358 Numbered Bottles
Bottle no: 64
Natural Colour
Non Chillfiltered
Selected by The Ultimate Whisky Company.NL

MORTLACH
INFO
Aged 18 years 56.7 %
SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
FROM A SINGLE CASK
Date Distilled 19TH July 1995
Cask Type: Refill Butt / ex Sherry
Outturn: One of only 586 Bottles
Society Single Cask No: 76.119
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society.
The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh
"On Christmas day in the morning!"


MORTLACH
INFO
VINTAGE 1 9 8 4 43 %
Speyside Single Malt Whisky
Distilled 1984
Bottled 2014
Proprietors: George Cowie & Son Ltd
Mortlach Distillery Dufftown
Matured & Bottled by
Gordon & Machail, Elgin

MORTLACH
VINTAGE 2 0 0 8
7 years old 46 %
THE ULTIMATE SINGLE MALT
SCOTCH WHISKY
Speyside Single Malt
Distilled: 13/03/08
Matured in a Bourbon Barrel
Cask no: 800014
Bottled: 19/03/15
317 Numbered Bottles
Natural Colour
Non Chillfiltered
Selected by The Ultimate Whisky Company.NL

Highland Malt
Speyside
MORTLACH (1823)

Dufftown, Banffshire. Licentiehouder: George Cowie & Son Ltd. Mortlach is onderdeel van Scottish Malt Distillers Ltd. (S.M.D.) De malt divisie van United Distillers Ltd. Eigendom van Guinness.
Mortlach betekent 'grote vreugde'. Op deze plaats versloeg Koning Malcolm de Tweede de Denen in 1010.
Het was de eerste gebouwde distilleerderij te Dufftown en kreeg een licensie in 1823.
Het proceswater werd betrokken van John's Well. Nu komt het water van bronnen in de Conval Hills en koelwater van de rivier Dullan.
De eerste licentienemer was James Findlater die het land huurde van de Earl of Macduff.
Findlater had twee compagnons van 1822 - 1825: Donald Mclntosh en Alexander Gordon, beiden afkomstig van Elgin.
In 1831 stond Mortlach te koop en John Robertson, distillateur en looier kocht de dis-tilleerderij voor E 270.
Mortlach was gesloten in 1832.
In 1833 kocht Arthur Thomas Gregory Mortlach.
In 1837 was Mortlach weer gesloten.
In 1862 worden J. en J Grant van Glen Grant te Aberlour de eigenaars van Mortlach.
Zij verwijderden alle apperatuur en Mortlach was enige jaren in gebruik als kerkgebouw van de 'Free Church'.
John Gordon was de volgende eigenaar en begon er een bierbrouwerij om wat later ook te gaan distilleren.
John Gordon had toen acht mensen in dienst en zijn whisky die een uitstekende naam had werd verkocht onder de naam The Real John Gordon.
Mortlach was toen, net als zoveel andere distilleerderijen, een boerderij - distilleerderij, met 24 stuks rindvee en 150 varkens.
George Cowie (1816 - 1896) een landmeter, werd deelgenoot in 1853 en na Gordon's dood in 1867 de alleen eigenaar.
Onder zijn leiding expandeerde Mortlach.
Toen zijn éne zoon stierf werd Alexander Mitchell Cowie, dokter in de medicijnen te Hong Kong zijn opvolger in 1895 en onder zijn leiding kwam Mortlach tot grote bloei.
In 1896 werd een aftakking gemaakt van de spoorweg vanaf Dufftown tot aan de distil-leerderij en er kwam electriciteit.
Mortlach was toen de grootste distilleerderij in de streek met in twee ketelhuizen zes ketels. In de lagerpakhuizen kon 5.200.000 liter whisky rijpen.
Cowie's enige zoon stierf in de eerste wereldoorlog en Mortlach werd verkocht aan John Walker & Sons Ltd, in 1936.
In tegenstelling tot de meeste andere distilleerderijen bleef Mortlach geopend gedurende de tweede wereldoorlog, uitgezondert 1944.

Mortlach werd van 1960 tot 1964 kompleet nieuw gebouwd.
Sinds 1971 worden de zes ketels met stoom verhit, de kapaciteit is 1§ miljoen liter spirit per jaar.
De zes ketels, geen van de ketels is gelijk staan drie (wash-) en drie spiritstills) bij elkaar op rij.
In wash still nummer drie, en spirit still wordt normaal gedistilleerd. De voor- en naloop wordt gescheiden van de middeloop. Dat eindprodukt met een alcoholpercentage van 70 % dat wordt gescheiden in de wash stills nummer één en twee in twee delen, namelijk in staarten van 10 % en koppen van 35 %. Daarna worden de koppen uit de wash stills nummer één en twee voor de tweede keer gedistilleerd in spirit still nummer 2.
De staarten uit de wash stills nummer één en twee worden verzameld tot spirit still nummer één gevuld kan worden, hierin wordt dan drie maal gedistilleerd, respectievelijk met 15 %, 20 % en 70 %
Nu worden de voor- en naloop weer gescheiden van de middenloop en alle distillaten
van de verschillende spirit ketels worden nu in één spirit ontvanger met elkaar gemengd
en gaat de spirit in de vaten.
Tot de distilleerderij behoren drie boerderijen: Muirs , 27 hectare, Pitglassie, 60 hectare en Auchanhandoch 44 hectare groot.
Op 12 Mei 1997 wordt de fusie aangekondigd tussen Guinness en Grand Metropolitan en op 22 Oktober 1997 wordt de nieuwe naam bekend gemaakt van de gefuseerden: Diageo.
Het water komt van de Conval heuvels: van Dykehead en Catscraig.
De Mash tun is 12 ton.
Er staan zes Wash backs van elk 62000 liter.
Drie Wash stills hebben een inhoud van elk 7500 liter, één 17.500 liter.
Drie Spirit stills zijn allen verschillend, één is groot 8000 liter, één 8500 liter en één 9500 liter.
De ketels worden met stoom verhit.
De capaciteit is 2.000.000 liter spirit per jaar.
De distilleerderij kat Blaijr is^gYeÈleden in 2001.

2005 Kapaciteit: 2.800.000 liter spirit per jaar.
October 2005
Diageo has announced that its 2005 Annual Rare Malts Selection will be the last.
The collection will consist of four cask strenght single malts from closed distilleries; Glen Mhor 28 years old, Millburn 35 years old, Glendullan 26 years old and Linkwood 30 years old.
Dr. Nicholas Morgan, global malts marketing director commented: 'As the Special Releases are now well established, it makes less sence to continue selecting and promoting a parallel series of Rare Malts with his own separate indentity'.
In future, all premium and rare whiskies will be made available in the annual Special Releases series.

Mortlach Distillery
Dufftown, Banffshire
There are now seven distilleries in Dufftown, within a radius of a mile. Mortlach was the only one until 1887. It was licensed, in 1823, under the Act of that year which reduced the duty on spirits from an exorbitant to a moderate level and thereby removed much of the incentive for illicit dis-tilling. According to a local tradition, recorded in 1887, Mortlach Distillery was built on the site of an illicit still that drew its water from a spring called Highland John's Well. Today process water comes from springs in the Conval Hills and cooling water from the River Dullan.The applicant for the licence, James Findlater, had obtained a lease of land from the Earl of Macduff. He had two partners in 1822-25: Donald Mcintosh and Alexander Gordon, both of Dufftown. The distillery was advertised for sale in 1831, when John Robertson, distiller and tanner, bought it for £270. The excise records, and presumably the distillery, were silent in 1832, but in the following year production was resumed by Arthur Thomas Gregory. It closed again in 1837.
Some years thereafter, according to a description of the parish of Mortlach, published in the Elgin Courant for 21 February 1862: "Mortlach Distillery was . . . purchased by Messrs. J. & J. Grant of Glengrant, then distillers at Aberlour. This firm took away the distillery apparatus, and the distillery was unoccupied for some years, the barley granary serving in the interval as a Free Church until one was erected in Dufftown. Mr. John Gordon then bought the distillery, and for some time conducted a brewery business in it. In a short time, however, he commenced distilling ..." Since then, the paper added ". . . the works have been greatly enlarged and improved . . . The supply of water is abundant and fine, and the whole machinery is driven by an overshot wheel, twelve feet in diameter. Eight men are employed at the distillery, and about forty quarters of barley are used weekly. The works are most compact and convenient, and the spirits produced are of excellent quality. They are mostly sold in Leith and Glasgow, but have attained some celebrity in the district under the name of 'The Real John Gordon'."
Residue from the barley used in the fermentation and distilling processes was not wasted. "In byres adjoining the distillery there are generally about 24 cattle kept and fattened upon burnt ale and draff: the ale being conveyed to them in pipes, so that nothing more is necessary than to turn a cock in the byre and let it flow into their troughs. About 150 pigs are fed upon the refuse of the distillery."
George Cowie (1816-96) became a partner in 1853. He was a land surveyor who had helped to survey the new railway lines projected in Banffshire, and subsequently, in the words of his obituarist, "found arduous but pleasant employment in the prosecution of large engineering enterprises in Scotland and England". As sole proprietor of Mortlach after Gordon's death in 1867, he found scope for his energy in expanding the business and as tenant of Pitglassie Farm, where he bred polled Aberdeen Angus cattle. He took an active part in public life as provost of Dufftown, chairman of the School Board of Mortlach, chairman of the Stephen Cottage Hospital and of other bodies, "having always been found on the side of real progress and improvement".

His son, Dr. Alexander Mitchell Cowie (1861-1940), graduated in medicine at Aberdeen University and secured a senior medical appointment in Hong Kong in 1890. Five years later, when his brother died, he came home to take over the family business. He became one of the leading Highland distillers, served on the town council, the county council and was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant for Banffshire.
Major additions to the premises were made in 1897, when a siding was built from the railway, near Dufftown Station, right into the distillery. Electric lighting was installed in the following year. Mortlach then assumed the form described by a contributor to the Wine & Spirit Trade Record in 1923. He found "a veritablevillage" that dwarfed all neighbouring distilleries. It had two barley lofts, four "gigantic" malt floors, the largest mash-tun in the district, seven exceptionally large wash-backs, and two still-houses: "in one there are three old-fashioned stills, with a capacity of about 2,000 gallons (5,200 litres) each (and) in the other are three larger stills, installed in 1897". Driving power for the malting and mashing processes was supplied by a new Marshall steam engine of 50 h. p. The substantially built warehouses were capable of storing two million gallons (5,0 litres).
Dr. Cowie, whose only son had been killed in the Great War, sold the business to John Walker & Sons Ltd., of Kilmarnock, in 1923. Mortlach has been operated as a unit of Scottish Malt Distillers Ltd., a subsidiary of The Distillers Company Limited, since 1936. More fortunate than most malt whisky distilleries, which had to close down for the greater part of the second world war owing to restrictions on the use of barley, Mortlach stayed open except in 1944.
SMD embarked in the 1960s on a long-term programme of modernising and re-equipping its distilleries. The cramped lay-out of the site at Mortlach and the condition of the old buildings made it necessary to demolish and replan the premises from scratch. In the new distillery, completed in 1964, the mash-house and tun-room were combined in an open plan, and the six stills, previously hand-fired, were converted to a mechanical coal-stoking system. The stills were again converted, in 1971, to internal heating by steam.
The site of the complex covers 6 acres (2.4 hectares). SMD owns 12 houses for occupation by employees at the distillery. The company also owns the adjoining Pitglassie Estate which comprises three farms: Muirs (67 acres or 27 hectares), Pitglassie (150 acres or 60 hectares) and Auchanhandoch (109 acres or 44 hectares). The main products of all three farms are beef cattle and lambs.
The licensed distillers are George Cowie & Son Ltd., Kilmarnock. They blend and bottle John Barr Scotch Whisky and bottle Mortlach as a single malt whisky.

HEN HARRIER (Circus cyaneus)

At the beginning of this century persecution by keepers meant that the Hen Harrier was a rare sight, restricted to the Orkneys and Outer Hebrides. Since changes in the wildlife law has given them protection they have increased in numbers and spread their range rapidly.
Males are grey with a white rump patch and dark wing tips, females are brown with streaked underparts. They bredd on open moorland, nesting on the ground. During breeding the male does most of the hunting bringing small birds close to the nest. The female then rises and takes the food from her mate in the air, turning upside down to do so.
The Scottish Wildlife Trust is a charitable organisation whose aims are to promote the concervation of the wildlife of Scotland. A donation will made to the Trust for every bottle sold.
Uitgebracht in 1983.

The World's oldest whisky:

Distilled on the 15th October 1938. bottled at cask strength 46.1 %. 70 years old

Released in the "Generations"range

Matured in a ex - sherry butt from Cardinal de Salis, Royal Sherry Co, Sherez

Bottled on 15th October 2008 and presented in a tear - shaped crystal decanter, hand
blown and nestled in a silver base, framed in a handmade Brazilian Rosewood box

Bottled: 54 Decanters each 10.000 Pounds, and 162 Decanters á 20 cl each 2500 Pounds
DIAGEO

April 2013

Diageo has named Teaninich near Alness as the location for its plans to build a new 50 million pound new malt whisky distillery and will be adjacent the existing Teaninich distillery
but will have its own name and indentity and will have the capacity to produce 13 million
litres of spirit p[er annum from its 16 stills.

Diageo also invest 12 million pound in expanding the Teaninich distillery to almost doubless capacity.

The site will also feature a bio - energy plant.

The work will begin in 2014.

Diageo also will invest in Mortlach distillery in building a new still house and an other invest-
ment will be at Glendullan distillery to process co products in an anaerobic digestion process, producing bio - gas which will be used to power the Glendullan distillery.

There are also expansion and upgrade developments for more then 40 million pound in
Linkwood, Mannochmore, Glendullan, Dailuaine, Benrinnes, Inchgower, Cragganmore,
Glen Elgin, Glen Ord and in a new bio - energie plants in Glenlossie and Dailuaine.

Also new warehouse are build at Cluny near Kirkcaldy.

And at Talisker a new visitor centre is build for a 1 million pound.

DIAGEO

MORTLACH DISTILLERY

Water: Conval Hills: Dykehead & Catscraig
Mash tun: 1 x 12 tonnes
Washbacks: 6 x 62000 litres
3 wash stills: 2 x 7500 litres, 1 x 17.500 litres
3 spirit stills: 1 x 8000 litres, 1 x 8500 litres, 1 x 9500 litres
Output: 2.000.000 litres

Diageo to reinvent Mortlach with £30m investment
Scotland's biggest whisky maker has this evening unveiled plans to breath fresh life into one of Speyside's oldest distilleries by launching a single malt made at Mortlach, described as "the beast of Dufftown".
Diageo - which owns blended brands including Bell's, J&B and Johnnie Walker - will pump nearly £30 million into building a second still house at Mortlach to replicate the complex shape of distillery's stills.
Up until now, only a few bottles of Mortlach single malt have been released to connoisseurs, with the vast majority of production going towards blends.
Next summer, four versions of the Scotch - rare old, special strength, 18-year-old and 25-year-old - will be sold to the duty-free and luxury markets.
The FTSE 100 group - which also makes Gordon's gin, Guinness stout and Smirnoff vodka - said that the investment would form part of the £1 billion expansion plan unveiled last year.
The company revealed in April that its investment programme would include expansion on Speyside and has now unveiled details of the scheme.
Diageo said: "Mortlach has been described by whisky connoisseurs as 'The Beast of Dufftown', for its rich and powerful flavours, produced in an astonishingly complicated and unique distillation process.
"For decades, Mortlach's output has been largely captured by blenders to add its unique notes to complex blended Scotch whiskies - though in recent times, a very limited number of bottles of Mortlach single malt whisky have been available, and sold rapidly to connoisseurs in the know.
"But now for the first time, and in response to suggestions over the years that such a rewarding single malt whisky deserved a wider market, it will be available in global markets in four expressions aimed at global travel and the luxury and connoisseur segment."

Diageo to release The Beast
02 December, 2013

Diageo has told the trade it will re-release Mortlach single malt scotch next year, a dram dubbed "The Beast of Dufftown".
In recent years the Speyside distillery's heavy, dark whisky was reserved for blending and has only been made available in very limited numbers as a single malt, but the Dufftown site will now see capacity doubled from 3.8m to 7.6m litres in a project costing £18m.
From mid-2014 the distillery will be renewed and expanded, while the re-branded single-malt will be made available in global markets.
Mortlach single malt will be aimed at global travel retail and the luxury and connoisseur segments and will be released in four expressions: Rare Old, Special Strength, 18 YO and 25 YO.
Diageo will continue to use the distillery's output for its blended whiskies.
Details of distribution and price will be disclosed in February 2014.
Rare Old (43% abv) will have an "affordable luxury price", Nick Morgan, head of whiskies outreach at Diageo, told Drinks International, and has been aged in a combination of refilled and first fill American and European oak.
Special Strength (49% abv) is a higher proof version of Rare Old, the 18YO (43.4% abv) has been aged in first fill and refill European and American oak, while the 25YO (43.4% abv) was matured in American refill casks but has the character of European oak, said Morgan.
According to Diageo, Mortlach is produced by an "astonishingly complicated and unique distillation process", which has been explained as '2.81 distilled', as most but not all of the whisky is distilled three times.
Dave Broom, said of Mortlach single malt in his The World Atlas of Whisky (2010): "At its best in European oak - it has the muscle to cope - Mortlach has become a cult single malt, but is unlikely ever to be a front-line player because its individuality is too highly prized by blenders.
"This throwback to the old days, days before Dufftown even existed, is at the foundation of many famous blends. It is the dark reduction of whisky to some primal essence."

Diageo has released details and images of Mortlach, the"reborn" single malt that is dubbed "the beast of Dufftown" and which will be launched this summer.
The guide price for Mortlach Rare Old is £55, Mortlach 18 year old is £180, and Mortlach 25 year old is £600. In global travel retail, Special Strength will be £75.
The group says that limited supply - at least until expansion of Mortlach's distillery is complete - means the bottles will be 50cl. For legal reasons, they will be 75cl in the US.
The range will first be available in London and Berlin in June, and in a small number of global travel retail channels.
They will then roll out in restricted volumes to "the cosmopolitan cities of Asia-Pacific in August (for example Taipei, Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, Singapore, Melbourne) and at the same time to New York, Chicago and San Francisco in the United States."
Diageo added: "To build more stocks of Mortlach for the years ahead, plans are progressing for the expansion of Mortlach distillery with all the strong purpose, ingenuity and attention to detail of the Cowies, doubling the distillery's capacity.
Referring to the bottle, Diageo said the design was a tribute to the distillery's ex-owner Scottish civil engineer George Cowie, and son Dr Alexander Cowie.
A statement said: "In tribute to these distinguished pioneers, the design style of the new packaging is rooted in an engineered world, reminiscent of beautiful man-made structures, whilst also elegant, luxurious and contemporary."

We, the Tasting Panel, verify that the Scotch Malt Whisky inside this bottle has been
passed under some of the most scrupulous noses in the world and approved for re-
lease as a Society bottling.

Only single cask whiskies that promise to intrigue, entertain and delight our members
are selected, true to our motto: "TO LEAVE NO NOSE UPTURNED






Mortlach's main claim to fame is that it was the first of seven distilleries to be built in and
around Dufftown.

The distillery operates a unique distillation process which distils the spirit two and a half times.


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