Mortlach Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Founded: Status: Capacity:
1823 Active 3 800 000 litres
Address: Dufftown, Keith,
Banffshire AB55 4AQ
01340 822100 www.malts.com
1823 – The distillery is founded by James Findlater.
1824 – Donald Macintosh and Alexander Gordon become part-owners.
1831 – The distillery is sold to John Robertson for £270.
1832 – A. & T. Gregory buys Mortlach.
1837 – James and John Grant of Aberlour become part-owners. No production takes place.
1842 – The distillery is now owned by John Alexander Gordon and the Grant brothers.
1851 – Mortlach is producing again after having been used as a church and a brewery for some years.
1853 – George Cowie joins and becomes part-owner.
1867 – John Alexander Gordon dies and Cowie becomes sole owner.
1895 – George Cowie Jr. joins the company.
1897 – The number of stills is increased from three to six.
1923 – Alexander Cowie sells the distillery to John Walker & Sons.
1925 – John Walker becomes part of Distillers Company Limited (DCL).
1930 – The administration is transferred to Scottish Malt Distillers (SMD).
1964 – Major refurbishment.
1968 – Floor maltings ceases.
1996 – Mortlach 1972 (23 years) is released as a Rare Malt. The distillery is renovated at a cost of £1.5 million.
1998 – Mortlach 1978 (20 years) is released as a Rare Malt.
2004 – Mortlach 1971, a 32 year old cask strength is released.
2009 – Mortlach 1997, a single cask in the new Manager´s Choice range is released.
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