Mortlachs 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 2 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.
Colour: Dark golden.
:Nose: Initially sweet, fresh and fragrant with a distinct malty nose. Citrus elements develop - fresh orange peel. Well rounded.
Palate: More subtle sweetness, hints of candied fruits. A rounded Sherry edge is evident and some raisin and sultana notes emerge.
:Nose: Malty and fresh on the nose with a subtle sweetness present, defined Sherry influences and a hint of chocolate and orange linger in the background.
Palate: Light and very delicate with a subtle malty edge, with a rounded Sherry influence and a hint of vanilla also. Slightly mouth warming.
Body: Light to medium.
Finish: Long and delicate.
Cask Type(s): Refill Sherry casks
Whisky Style: Sweet and sherried.