Mortlach’s main claim to fame is that it was the first of seven distilleries to be built in and around Dufftown. The distillery operates a unique distillation process which distills the spirit 2½ times. This, combined with the worm tubs used to condense the spirit, gives the whisky the complexity for which it is renowned. This also makes the whisky suitable for longer ageing.
Unlike most distilleries in Scotland, Mortlach was given permission to remain in production during most of World War II. Gordon & MacPhail have stocks of the rare war years whisky.
Region: Speyside. Dufftown
Water Source: Springs in the Conval Hills.
Owner: Diageo. Status: Operational.
Colour: Dark gold.
WITHOUT WATER: Nose: Sweet and Fruity - sultanas. A hint of vanilla and Sherry.
Palate: Hints of black pepper and nuts. A fruitiness also emerges - bananas.
WITH WATER: Nose with water: Sweet summer fruits and a hint of peppermint. A very delicate smoke note emerges.
Palate: Very creamy with a distinct cocoa element. A very slight presence of aniseed. Mouth coating.
Body: Complex and smooth.
Finish: Long and sweet.
Cask Type(s): First fill and refill Sherry casks.
Whisky Style: One of the most complex Speyside Malts - an after dinner dram.
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As a rough guide most standard (75CL) single bottles weigh 2KG and a case (12 x 75CL bottles) weighs 24KG.
In Bond storage is facilitated at Octavian in Wiltshire, the U.K's premier wine storage facility. The conditions at this old munitions base, 100 metres below ground are unrivalled, offering temperature control, In Bond facility and full replacement value insurance. The wines are stored under each client's individual "Protection Plus" account number, fully labelled and can only be released or moved with his or her written instructions. No right of lien can be exercised over wines held on each client's behalf. Client's stock can be inspected, by arrangement, at any time excluding November & December.
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Items can be ordered In Bond for transfer to clients own bonded storage accounts. We are able to action this process for a single consignment charge of £10 ex VAT, this covers any quantity.