Distilled in 1954, this whisky was matured for 58 years in a first-fill sherry cask.
Situated in the heart of the Speyside region of Scotland, Dufftown is known the Whisky Capital of the World. The village, which produces more malt whisky than any other town in Scotland, is home to seven distilleries, the oldest of which is Mortlach Distillery.
Mortlach Distillery was founded in 1823 by James Findlater, together with his friends Alexander Gordon and James Macintosh. In 1831, however, Findlater sold the distillery to John Robertson for the paltry sum of ₤270. In 1837, it was sold again to John and James Grant, who dismantled the distilling equipment and shuttered the doors to the distillery. For the next two decades, the building was used first as a brewery, and then, rather curiously, a church. In 1851, however, the distillery began producing whisky once more. Even at the time, it was an impressive distillery, according to the Wine & Spirits Trade Record. The distillery had two still-houses — “in one there are three old-fashioned stills…in the other there are three larger stills, installed in 1897.” The distillery also had “four gigantic malt floors, and the largest mash tun in the district.”
Mortlach 1954 Rare Vintage Single Malt Scotch Whisky was distilled in 1954 and matured in a first fill sherry butt for 58 years before being bottled in 2012. The whisky has an aroma of dried pineapples, cocoa and sweet fruits that gives way to notes of oak, chili peppers, lemon drops, raisins and fresh tobacco on the palate. The finish is full and drying, with hints of chewy leather and woody spices.
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86 (43% ABV)
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Aroma of dried pineapples, cocoa and sweet fruits that gives way to notes of oak, chili peppers, lemon drops, raisins and fresh tobacco on the palate. The finish is full and drying, with hints of chewy leather and woody spices.