This is the first distillery built in Dufftown, and there are now around ten. The distillery was purchased by Johnnie Walker in 1923. It now belongs to the Diageo group.
Throughout the Second World War, Mortlach was one of the few distilleries in Scotland able to produce whisky in limited quantities.
The distillery has the particularity of producing whiskey with 2.8 distillations: 80% of the product is distilled three times, and the remaining 20% is distilled only twice.
The taste characteristic of Mortlach is its fleshy side, which is linked to the traditional flavour of Speyside