An ode to the smallest yet most essential of our six copper stills–"The Wee Witchie"–our Mortlach 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky has been distilled 0.81 times more than Scotch tradition, graced with a touch of magic from "The Wee Witchie". First forged over 120 years ago, we've ensured every dent and detail of our smallest still remains unchanged, because it is within this copper chamber that the specific richness of taste has earned Mortlach the reputation as "The Beast of Dufftown".
Sweet and spicy with notes of dark chocolate, cherry jam and light tobacco, this Scotch Whisky has been double cask matured in both European and American oak to enhance the distinctively rich and robust character that makes Mortlach whiskies legendary. Our 12 year old whisky is best served neat or on the rocks with a few drops of water to release the beastly complexity.
Established in 1823, the Mortlach distillery was the first legal distillery in Dufftown, and it has long continued to set the standard. To this day, this unique Speyside owes much to the brave vision of its greatest owners–George Cowie and his son Dr. Alexander Mitchell Cowie, who pioneered the complex '2.81 distillation' process. Refined and elegant, Mortlach stands out among its regional counterparts: a wild child overlaying the traditional sweeter notes with an intensity of flavor.