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Mortlach Special Release 13 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700ml Bottle

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Special Release 13 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
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Special Release 13 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700ml
The Mortlach 13 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky "The Moonlit Beast" As the fable goes, when darkness falls and the sapphire glow of the full moon lights up the sky, a lone beast stirs amidst the shadows. As the singing stills of Mortlach begin to play their haunting melody, a howl breaks and rings in unison. The beast leaves no trace but his formidable song, vibrating throughout the distillery, gives Mortlach its extraordinary, magnetic nature. Known as The Beast of Dufftown, much about Mortlach is an enigma. A precise 2.81 times distilled through six uniquely shaped stills, the byzantine process responsible for this complex and robust dram is part science, part alchemy. A brand steeped in secrets, bold and mysterious, it has become the stuff of legend.
Beverage type:
Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Alcohol Level:
55.9%
Bottle size:
700ml bottle Single
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About the brand
Established in 1823 by James Findlater in the wake of the Excise Act, on the site of an older illicit distillery, Mortlach was the first legal distillery in Dufftown. It was the only distillery in Dufftown until Glenfiddich was founded in 1887. Glenfiddich founder William Grant, worked at Mortlach distillery for 20 years previous to this. Back then the output was about 50 gallons per week and it was generally sold direct off the still in 9 or 10 gallon casks to the very few well-to-do local gentry who could afford it. The price was about 9\-per gallon duty paid. There were few roads of any consequence and delivery was usually by pack pony over the rough hill tracks. In its early years, between 1823 and 1853 the distillery passed from owner to owner, at one point even becoming a brewery. In 1853, engineer George Cowie, who had worked with Thomas Grainger and John Miller, joined John Gordon as owner of the distillery. In 1867 George Cowie became sole owner of the distillery. The Elgin Courant wrote in 1868 that "There is not perhaps a distillery in Scotland that has so many private customers as Mortlach from whisky spirits are sent not only over the three kingdom's to families, but to America, India, China and Australia, in all of whisky Mr Cowie has customers who prefer his distillation to all others". Born in 1861, Alexander Mitchell Cowie graduated in medicine from the University of Aberdeen before moving to Vienna and then Hong Kong. In 1896 when he found out his father was falling ill, Alexander returned to Dufftown and took control of the distillery. Working with the distillery architect Charles C Doig, Mortlach was expanded in 1897, the 2.81 distillation process was put into place and the railway siding known as the 'Strathspey line' linked it directly to Dufftown. The distillery also received electrical lighting in 1898 - one of the first in the area. Alexander became chairman of the North of Scotland Malt Distiller’s Association. In 1923 John Walker and Sons bought the distillery and much of its whisky was used in their blends. In 2014, owner Diageo launched four luxury single malts under the Mortlach name.
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Bang bang, another special release from Mortlach, not sure it's as good as the 26 but a very good whisky regardless
Posted on Apr 25th, 2022
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