Whisky’s Best-Kept Secret Mortlach

Video Series – Part 1 of 4.

One of whisky’s best kept secrets, The Mortlach of Dufftown recently arrived at JW Marriott Hotel Kuala Lumpur’s JW Firehouse – a swish bar with loads of character and a drinks list to match. Among the evening’s highlights were Audemars Piguet’s 2019 horology release – the Code 11:59 collection, as well as select smokes from Cigar Emperor.


Video Series – Part 2 of 4.

In this second of four parts, Robb Report Malaysia explores the single-malt Scotch that is Mortlach by deconstructing its heritage and character. From its early days in 1823 in Dufftown when it was founded by James Findlater, the Mortlach distillery has passed through several hands (notably sold for a mere £270 in 1831 to a John Robertson) and even becoming a part holdings of James and John Grant from Aberlour.


Video Series – Part 3 of 4.

Perhaps one of the most surprising aspects of the single-malt Scotch Mortlach’s production lies in its unique setup; its distillery in Dufftown features traditional larch wood tubs – rare among the distilleries of the present day with only a dozen or so found across Scotland’s whisky manufacturers. These tubs, which earned its worm moniker from the coils, are much higher maintenance but create much greater complexity in the spirits than modern-styled condensers.


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