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Mortlach Distillery

Dufftown, Moray, AB55 4AQ, Scotland
Tel: +44 1313 377 373


Articles (4)

Diageo expands
The world's biggest drinks company announces new distillery site.

April 2013, Issue 111, page 6

Saints and sinner
Robin Laing delves in to the historical connections between the country's saints and the water of life

November 2006, Issue 60, page 52

The essential guide to Speyside bars
David Stirk is 'entertained in a truly Scottish manner' during his five-day whistle stop tour of Speyside allowing him to bring you the definitive guide to Speyside's best bars

April 2001, Issue 15, page 48

Whisky clones
Jim Murray ponders the relationship between increased automation in whisky making and brand parity.

December 1999, Issue 7, page 9

Whiskies (22)

Berry's Own Selection Mortlach
- Scotland - 56.40%
7 A 70s playboy...all mirrored shades, suede jacket,woody aftershave and cigar.

Blackadder Mortlach 1989
Single Malt - Scotland - 60.50%
8 Enjoyable, with an appropriate touch of earthy rawness, but not as statuesque as this elegant whisky can be.

Boisdale Speyside (Mortlach)
- Scotland - 46.00%
7 An uncompromising malt which demands a cigar..or two. Love it,or leave it,this one won't care. The best of the Boisdale trio.

Cask Collection Mortlach
- Scotland - 55.50%
7 Highly recommended.

Celtique Connexion Mortlach 1989 Spirit Safe & Cask Selection
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
6 Lacks contribution from wood. Lacks complexity.

Cooper's Choice Mortlach 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 A good bottling of this lovely malt. Mortlach has such complexity that I find new aromas and flavours every time I raise the glass.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Cooper's Choice Mortlach 1990 16 Years Old, Sherry Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Yup, it's Mortlach alright. Every bit as good as the OB.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Dewar Rattray Mortlach 15 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.44%
7 The lack of interaction between oak and spirit makes this hard to get excited about.

Dimensions Mortlach 1989 22 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 52.10%
7 A good example of mature Mortlach character without the close attentions of oak.

Douglas Laing Mortlach 1992 12 Years Old, Sherry Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
7 Urbane. Austere.

Dun Bheagan Mortlach 10 Years Old, Port Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.00%
7 Mortlach is usually a supple, muscular malt. At ten years, this already seems a trifle tired.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Gordon & MacPhail Mortlach 1938, 60 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 A great age, but it has matured beautifully.

Gordon & MacPhail Mortlach 1951
Single Malt - Scotland - 42.00%
6 After dinner. Or with a re-run of Inspector Morse.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Gordon & MacPhail Mortlach 1971
Single Malt - Scotland - 0.00%
8 Magnificent in every way, especially the finish.

Gordon & MacPhail Mortlach 1980
Single Malt - Scotland - 63.80%
7 A lovely digestif whisky.

Lombard Mortlach 1990
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
6 Extraordinarily pale colour. The floweriness was perhaps a hint at Mortlach but, if I were served this out of context, would I recognise it as whisky? I might guess at aquavit rather than usquebaugh.

Mortlach 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 A great malt that is enigmatic and sometimes seems reclusive.

Mortlach 1980, 17 Years Old, Cask Strength
Single Malt - Scotland - 63.10%
7 A big, rich interpretation; an outstanding digestif.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Signatory Mortlach 1989 Unchillfiltered
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 The most complex and structured of the Mortlachs in this tasting.

The Wee Dram Mortlach 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 The first bottling from The Wee Dram. A promising debut.

Wemyss Vintage Malts Freshly Cut Grass
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 Like No2 this is delicate but while that shows good distillery character this just seems not quite fully formed. Pleasant, but pleasant isn't enough after two decades.

Whisky Galore Mortlach 1988, Cask Strength
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.90%
7 Good weight of spirit, but needs more from the cask to make it great.

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