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Mortlach Single Malt Diageo's 2022 Special Releases

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Mortlach Single Malt - Diageo's 2022 Special Releases

This legendary single malt Scotch whisky was finished in a combination of Virgin Oak, Tawny Port and Red Muscat wine casks enhancing its deep amber colour. Robust aromas of rich wine and sweet grape entwine with Mortlach meatiness. Bottles at natural cask strength this Mortlach is a serious dram, perfect for the long, cold wintery evenings. 

The Story..  

As the legend tells us, one fateful night the moon turned blood-red in the Mortlach sky and a mysterious alchemy came to pass. The Beast of Dufftown transformed under the sanguine glow, and soared through the night sky, a mythic creature drawn upward by the mesmerising crimson orb. Deep inside the Mortlach stills, the blood moon’s influence echoed, its seductive ruby richness and dark complexity transformed Mortlach itself with a rare and bewitching nature.

Mortlach distillery

Mortlach is a malt whisky distillery located in the outskirts of Dufftown in the Speyside. It was founded in 1823, on the same year that the Excise Act was enacted. The distillery was sold to the owners of Glen Grant distillery who decommissioned the distillery and used its equipment at their distillery in Rothes.

In the 1850's George Cowie and his son Alex took over the distillery and started to produce whisky once more.  Under their ownership Mortlach whisky became a favourite among 19th century blenders. The Cowie family retained ownership of the distillery until 1923 when it was sold to John Walker & Sons. Soon Distillers Company Limited acquired John Walker and Mortlach has been part of their portfolio ever since.

This whisky has a unique character and it s achieved by employing a 'partial triple distillation method'. This together with the usage of clear wort, and by minimising copper contact results in a heavy and 'meaty' spirit ideal for ageing in ex-sherry casks.

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