Discover the best kept secret in Scotch: Mortlach brings bold flavour to Speyside. In a region generally known for its smoother, gentler style of whisky, Mortlach’s exceptional flavour bridges the gap between mellow and smoky. 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.
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.
Refined, complex and elegant, Mortlach Rare Old, Special Strength, 18 and 25 each personify a decadent illustration of what Mortlach Distillery is known and beloved for