Mortlach Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Rare and selected Mortlach Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Mortlach distillery is the oldest legal whisky distiller in the Scottish Dufftown, Banffshire and was founded in 1823 by James Findlater, Donald Mackintosh and Alexander Gordon. The name Mortlach is interpreted differently. In addition to the translations of the undquot;big green hillundquot; or undquot;bowl-shaped valleyundquot;, it is sometimes translated as a undquot;massacre of the wild geeseundquot;, which means the danish army defeated by the Scottish King Malcolm II in 1010 in the area around Dufftown. Originally, the distillery was called Dufftown Distillery, and for a time John and James Grant were owned by Glen Grant, later by George Cowie, before being distributed by Distillers Company Ltd. (DCL) and the United Distillers (UD) finally came to Diageo, which they still own today. Probably the most famous apprentice of the Destille was William Grant, the later founder of Glenfiddich.
The water from the distillery belonging to the Speyside region comes from springs in the Conval Hills and contributes a decisive part to the strong taste of the whisky. Mortlach had its own floor malting s until 1968, and remains one of only a handful of distilleries still using wooden worm-tub condensers to cool their spirit. The distillery is also one of only three distilleries using partial triple distillation as also practiced at Benrinnes and Springbank. The house style is full, rich and robust, with the spirit showing a great affinity for sherry wood, resulting in some magnificent older bottlings.
Mortlach has not bottled itself for a very long time and a large portion of the production is now flowing in blends from Johnnie Walker, Cardhu and Talisker, so many of the independent bottlers already have a lot of old and excellent bottlings. Originally predominantly offered by Gordon undamp; MacPhail, there are numerous Bottlings of Coopers Choice, Signatory Vintage, Adelphi, Cadenhead and Murray McDavid. The Mortlach whiskies are regarded as true classics from the Speyside.

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