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Mortlach

Established in 1823 during an age of great achievement, Mortlach was the first legal distillery in Dufftown, the heart of Speyside

Established in 1823 during an age of great achievement, Mortlach was the first legal distillery in Dufftown, the heart of Speyside. A 190 year secret amongst whisky epicureans across the globe, Mortlach has been nicknamed 'The Beast of Dufftown' by Dave Broom for its robust, muscular and rich character created from the very unique 2.81 distillation process - a magnificent feat unto itself.

The Character
Elegant and powerful

Beloved of whisky writers and connoisseurs alike

Forget the light, fruity character of the traditional Speyside: Mortlach is muscular, bold and yet with subtle, refined aspects that keep connoisseurs coming back again and again.
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Rich and highly complex

A muscular malt This is a Speyside malt unlike any other: a beast in the sense of power and complexity, with sweetness and dryness held in perfect balance to create an overall long lasting, viscous and complex sipping experience. This muscularity and intensity of flavour is at the heart of each of new expression – created by the unique 2.81 distillation process and the heart and soul of the distillery.

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Mortlach Heritage

Founded in 1823 during an age of great achievement, Mortlach was the first legal distillery in Dufftown, the heart of Speyside, and to this day has been a 190 year secret.
In its primitive years Mortlach distillery was like all others, that is until George Cowie joined in 1853. Previously a engineer during the Golden Age of Victorian Engineering, George applied his audacity, skill and determination to the distillery, taking it from strength to strength and growing its reputation across the world through a network of private customers.
By 1896, George’s son Alexander joined the business, introduced the 2.81 distillation process, and set events in motion that would give us the rich, muscular whisky we know today.

A facet of Speyside few see

A facet of Speyside few see

Nicknamed 'The Beast of Dufftown' for its robust, muscular and rich character, Mortlach defies the typical honey, vanilla and apples notes of Speyside. Its whisky harks back to a time when Scotch was bigger, bolder, darker. The primal essence of Speyside that once was.

Mortlach. Malt Whisky. Made Magnificent

Discover Mortlach, a 190 year secret from the heart of Speyside. Mortlach uses a 'Unique & Intricate 2.81 distillation process, created in 1896 and still in place at the distillery today. The result is a bold, robust liquid sought out by epicureans and scotch lovers across the world.