|Location :||North East Scotland - Dufftown - Sited at the junction of the A941 and B9014 on the eastern outskirts of Dufftown.|
|Distillery :||Mortlach distillery|
Dufftown / Keith
Banffshire AB55 4AQ,
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|Owner :||United Distillers plc.|
|Water :||Springs in the Conval Hills.|
Mortlach Scotch WhiskyFrom the Whisky pilot by Uniqum Systems :
The first of Dufftown's "seven stills" Founded by James Findlater. For a time it was owned by J & J Grant of Glen Grant who removed the distilling utensils. It lay unoccupied for some years, the barley granary serving as a Free Church during the Disruption until a Free Church building could be erected.
Extended from three to six stills in 1897. Acquired by John Walker & Son in 1923, by which time it was the largest distillery in the area. Walker's joined DCL in 1925 and management of Mortlach passed to SMD in 1936. The old Mortlach was demolished and rebuilt in the early 1960s, re- opening in 1964. Now part of United Distillers plc.
In the hollow in which the distillery lies (Mortlach means bowl-shaped valley) was fought the battle, in 1010, at which the Scots' king Malcolm II defeated the Danes. Tradition has it that the distillery is on the site of an illicit still which drew its water from a spring called Highland John's Well. Except in 1944, Mortlach had permission to stay open during the Second World War.
Situated at the junction of the A941 and B9014 on the eastern outskirts of Dufftown.
16 years old
|Age :||16 years old.|
|Type :||Single malt||Price :||Can't remember - found it in the whiskyshop at Dufftown square.|
|Taste :||Oh.. this was a pleasant supprise. A highland scotch whisky with a long aftertaste and deep palate.|
|Remark :||As you can se on the picture the bottle is empty :( This is a brand we can recommend but it seems to be a bit hard to get.|
|LINKS..........||to official Mortlach Scotch Whisky or related web pages.|
|URL :||None at present time.|
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