Originally used as the symbol of Alexander Cowie's rare and special aged private stock release in 1909, we've resurrected the "Blue Seal" to mark our Mortlach 20 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky. This rich and beautiful single malt whisky has been matured in a combination of Refill Casks and ex-Sherry casks to tame "The Beast of Dufftown" into smooth submission and mellow complexity.
Our "Cowie's Blue Seal" whisky presents dried fruit and cedar aromas with a balanced combination of pepper and cinnamon spice with smooth, mellow vanilla oak. Chosen from barrels deemed to be of exceptional quality from the Mortlach reserves, this whisky is best served neat to allow the flavor and complexity to shine through.
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.