The first of the Seven Stills of Dufftown, Mortlach was established in 1823 by James Findlater. After a string of varous owners, the distillery's situation did not improve until railway surveyor and engineer George Cowie structured production and distribution. It is one of the great iconic distilleries for its unique combination of stills and the fact that its spirit is distilled 2.81 times. Described by Dave Broom as, "the beast of Dufftown" its muscular and beefy style has won an army of followers over the years as the distillery recently shifted production from twelve to sixteen mashes per week.
This Speyside was bottled by Ian MacLeod's Distillers Ltd. for their Chieftain's range.
Distilled: August 1990
Bottled: June 2016
Age: 25 Years Old
Cask Type: Sherry Butt
Cask Number: 5185
46% ABV / 70cl
Bottle Number: One of only 675 bottles released