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Mortlach - Scotch Malt Whisky - Region: Speyside
WF Distillery Ranking: Quatrième Cru Classé (all current rankings here)


Status: active - Stills: 4 (2 wash, 2 spirit) - Founded: 1824
Address: Dufftown, Keith, Banffshire AB5 4AQ - Phone: +44 (0) 1340 820 318
Web: www.malts.com - More info:


My favourite expression so far:
Mortlach 32 yo 1971/2004 (50.1%, OB)
92 points - Last tasted: March 16, 2005 - Tasting notes: here
Mortlach
General Distillery Profile - keywords (wazzat?)
Sherry Caramel Ham Meaty Dried fruits Vanilla Liquorice Milk Coffee Chocolate

MM Distillery profile:
The Mortlach distillery was the first distillery in Dufftown, pre-dating the next one (Glenfiddich) by over four decades. Mortlach was founded in 1823 by James Findlater, who was joined by Alexander Gordon and James Macintosh the next year. They acquired partial ownership. The initial owners didn't manage to keep the distillery running for more than a decade; Mortlach was sold on to John Robertson in 1831 for the ridiculous amount of 270 GBP. This marked the start of a number of purchases .
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Mortlach

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Whiskyfun tasting notes
OB - no vintage
  • Mortlach 16 yo (43%, Flora & Fauna, +/-2002) - no notes - 78
OB - vintage
  • Mortlach 32 yo 1971/2004 (50.1%, OB) - 160305
  • Mortlach 22 yo 1972/1995 (65.3%, OB, Rare Malts) - 210909
  • Mortlach 20 yo 1978/1998 (62.20%, OB, Rare Malts) - 210909
  • Mortlach 1980/1997 (63.1%, Flora & Fauna, cask strength) - 210909
  • Mortlach 1997/2009 'Managers' Choice' (57.1%, OB, cask #6802, 240 bottles) - 300909
Berry Bros & Rudd
  • Mortlach 1989/2003 (46%, Berry Bros, cask #973/974) - 050304
  • Mortlach 1996/2006 (46%, Berry Bros & Rudd, cask #999) - 131106
Blackadder
  • Mortlach 1989/2002 (59.4%, Blackadder Raw Cask, sherry butt #5149) - 030704
The Bottlers
  • Mortlach 18 yo 1983/2001 (57%, The Bottlers, cask #2378) - no notes - 85
Cadenhead
  • Mortlach 16 yo (46%, Duthies, +/- 2009) - 210909
  • Mortlach 22 yo (80 proof, Cadenhead dumpy black label, 70’s) - 140805
  • Mortlach 21 yo 1957/1978 (45.7%, Cadenhead's, Black Dumpy) - 120712
  • Mortlach 8 yo 1987/1995 (62.7%, Cadenhead's Authentic Collection) - 300909
  • Mortlach 20 yo 1992/2012 (55.1%, Cadenhead, sherry cask, 234 bottles) - 161212
Coopers Choice
  • Mortlach 12 yo 1989/2002 (43%, Coopers Choice, Sherry Cask) - no notes - 83
  • Mortlach 14 yo 1990/2004 (46%, Coopers Choice) - 120305
  • Mortlach 13 yo 1993/2007 (46%, Coopers Choice, sherry cask) - 040607
Dewar Rattray
  • Mortlach 15 yo 1990/2005 (55.4%, Dewar Rattray, cask #3701, 332 bottles) - 240206
Douglas Laing
  • Mortlach 11 yo 1992/2004 (46%, DL McGibbons Provenance, Autumn/Summer) - 301004
  • Mortlach 15 yo 1992/2007 (50%, Douglas Laing OMC, DL REF 3934, 671 bottles) - 200109
  • Mortlach 10 yo 1995/2006 (46%, McGibbon's Provenance, cask ref #2745) - 131106
Dun Bheagan
  • Mortlach 11 yo 1993/2005 Port Finish (43%, Dun Bheagan, cask #9073, 792 bottles) - 131106
Dun Eideann
  • Mortlach 1989/2004 (43%, Dun Eideann, France, cask #2054) - 240206
Duncan Taylor
  • Mortlach 16 yo 1988/2005 (57.9%, Whisky Galore, sherry cask #4743) - 210806
Gordon & MacPhail
  • Mortlach NAS (40%, Gordon & MacPhail, 1970’s) - 211006
  • Mortlach 25 yo 'Silver Jubilee' (70°proof, Gordon & MacPhail, bottled 1977) - 211210
  • Mortlach 35 yo 1936 (43%, Gordon & MacPhail for Pinerolo, rotation 1972) - 281108
  • Mortlach 36 yo 1936 (43%, Gordon & MacPhail for Pinerolo, rotation 1973) - 281108
  • Mortlach 43 yo 1936 (70°proof, Gordon & MacPhail, Connoisseur's Choice, +/-1979) - 211210
  • Mortlach 50 yo 1936/1986 (40%, Gordon & MacPhail) - 180705
  • Mortlach 1938 (40%, Gordon & MacPhail, 75cl, +/-1985) - 100214
  • Mortlach 50 yo 1938/1988 (40%, Gordon & MacPhail) - 180705
  • Mortlach 50 yo 1939/1989 (40%, Gordon & MacPhail) - 180705
  • Mortlach 70 yo 1938/2008 (46.10%, Gordon & MacPhail, 1st fill sherry hogshead, decanter, issued 2010) - 100610
  • Mortlach 1954/2008 (43%, Gordon & MacPhail, licensed bottling) - 281108
  • Mortlach 50 yo 1957/2007 'Ping V' (41.7%, Juul's Vinhandel, cask #3019, refill sherry) - 290508
  • Mortlach 1959/2001 (40%, Gordon & MacPhail) - 211006
  • Mortlach 19yo 1969/1989 (45%, Gordon & MacPhail for Intertrade) - 290508
  • Mortlach 21 yo 1970/1991 (56.7%, G&M for Intertrade) - 080505
  • Mortlach 1980/2002 (63.8%, Gordon & MacPhail, Cask, cask #3646) - 210708
  • Mortlach 1984/1995 (40%, G&M Centenary Reserve) - 170205
Hart Bros
  • Mortlach 12 yo 1990/2003 (46%, Hart Bros, sherry cask, dist May 1990) - 030704
  • Mortlach 18 yo 1990/2008 (46%, Hart Bros, Finest Collection, First Fill Sherry Butt) - 301109
Jack Wieber Whisky World
  • Mortlach 1988/2006 (59.2%, The Cross Hill, 300 bottles) - 170107
  • Mortlach 12 yo 1993/2006 (46%, Jack Wieber's Scottish Castles, cask #5228) - 170107
James MacArthur
  • Mortlach 10 yo 1994 (43%, James Mac Arthur) - 030704
Jean Boyer
  • Mortlach 1993/2007 (43%, Jean Boyer, Best Casks of Scotland, 830 bottles) - 200109
Murray McDavid
  • Mortlach 11 yo 1989/2001 (46%, Murray McDavid, MM7832, Fresh sherry) - no notes - 86
  • Mortlach 12 yo 1990/2002 (46%, Murray McDavid, MM3748, Sherry) - no notes - 86
  • Mortlach 10 yo 1995/2005 (46%, Murray McDavid, Port ‘affined’) - 041105
Norse Cask
  • Mortlach 1994/2007 (58.7%, Norse Cask) - 040607
Samaroli
  • Mortlach 22 yo 1957/1979 (45.7%, Cadenhead for Samaroli, white label, 360 bottles) - 100610
  • Mortlach 1988/2006 (45%, Samaroli Coilltean, sherry) - 040607
Scott's Selection
  • Mortlach 1961/2000 (40.8%, Scott's Selection) - 290508
  • Mortlach 1990/2007 (56%, Scott's Selection) - 210708
Sestante
  • Mortlach 20 yo (43%, Sestante, +/-1980) - 100311
  • Mortlach 21 yo (40%, Sestante, Highlander label, +/-1999) - no notes - 78
Signatory
  • Mortlach 10 yo (43%, Scottish Wildlife) - 030704
  • Mortlach 25 yo 1975/2000 (58%, Signatory, cask #6258, 198 bottles) - 100311
  • Mortlach 11 yo 1988/2000 (43%, Signatory, Full sherry, cask #2649) - no notes - 76
  • Mortlach 12 yo 1988/2001 (43%, Signatory, butt #2636, 930 bottles?) - 030704
  • Mortlach 13 yo 1988/2001 (43%, Signatory, cask #2638, 948 bottles) - no notes - 65
  • Mortlach 14 yo 1988/2003 (43%, Signatory, sherry butt #4724) - 030704
  • Mortlach 17 yo 1988/2006 (58%, Signatory, Sherry cask #4726, 635 bottles) - 170107
  • Mortlach 20 yo 1990/2011 (57.6%, Signatory, refill sherry butt, cask #6070, 548 bottles) - 180511
  • Mortlach 13 yo 1991/2004 (46%, Signatory Un-chillfiltered, butt #4810, 756 bottles) - 240206
  • Mortlach 14 yo 1991/2005 (46%, Signatory, UCF, cask #4777, 757 bottles) - 200109
Silver Seal
  • Mortlach 21 yo 1991/2012 (56.3%, Silver Seal, cask #4246, 542 bottles) - 150613
SMWS
  • Mortlach 13 yo 1990/2003 (58.6%, SMWS) - 030704
  • Mortlach 6 yo 1997/2004 (61.6%, Scotch Malt Whisky Society 76.42) - 041105
The Ultimate - Van Wees
  • Mortlach 17 yo 1990/2008 (46%, The Ultimate, sherry butt, cask #5959) - 210708
Wilson & Morgan
  • Mortlach 1990/2004 (46%, Wilson & Morgan, sherry) - 170205
  • Mortlach 18 yo 1990/2008 (56.8%, Wilson & Morgan, Barrel Selection, Butt, cask #4422) - 200109
  • Mortlach 18 yo 1990/2008 1990/2009 (57.3%, Wilson & Morgan Barrel Selection, sherry butt, cask #4433) - 301109
  • Mortlach 20 yo 1990/2010 (56,5%, Wilson & Morgan Barrel Selection, Sherry wood, cask # 4412) - 100311
Various IB
  • Mortlach 10 yo (40%, MacMalt, 180 bottles, circa 2005) - 300406
  • Mortlach 12 yo (40%, McNeill, 30 bottles, circa 2005) - 300406
  • Mortlach 12 yo (46%, Craigellachie Hotel, circa 2005) - 300406
  • Mortlach 18 yo (55.3%, straightfromthecask.co.uk, 2011) - 110112
  • Mortlach 27 yo 1974/2003 (46%, Royal Mile Whiskies, 102 bottles) - no notes - 85
  • Mortlach 1990/2004 (43%, The Spirit Safe, 415 bottles) - 301004
  • Mortlach 22 yo 1990/2012 (46%, The Maltman, bourbon, cask #1650) - 181212
  • Mortlach 18 yo 1991/2009 (56.9%, www.mortlach.de) - 30110
  • Mortlach 1993/2005 ‘The Nightcap’ (57.6%, Art of Whisky, sherry butt # 5228) - 210806
  • Mortlach 12 yo 1993/2005 (46%, mortlach.de, sherry butt, cask #5213) - 100311
  • Mortlach 10 yo 1994/2004 (46%, Eilan Gillan) - 041105
  • Mortlach 1994/2004 (46%, Eilan Gillan, American oak, France) - 240206
  • Mortlach 17 yo 1995/2012 (56.4%, The Whisky Cask, hogshead) - 130613
  • Mortlach 1995/2013 (56.4%, Svenska Eldvatten, 257 bottles) - 150613
  • Mortlach 16 yo 1997/2013 (51%, Liquid Treasures, bourbon hogshead, 176 bottles) - 150613
  • Mortlach 8 yo 1998/2006 (60.7%, C&S Dram Collection, bourbon barrel #9914) - 100311
  • Mortlach 8 yo 2003/1012 (60.3%, Anam Na H-Alba, cask #31, 221 bottles) - 120712