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Mortlach 1989-2012 - 22 Year Old - Duncan Taylor - Octave - Single Cask 794011

LOT ID: 0124-648

End Date : Feb 14 2024 08:00 PM

Total Bids: 39   

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Mortlach 1989 - 2012. 22 Year Old. Bottled by Duncan Taylor for their Octave series. Cask number 794011. One of 56 bottles. 700ml. 53.0%. In presentation box.


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Distillery:  Mortlach

Distillery Status:  Working

Bottler: Duncan Taylor

Region: Speyside

Distilled Year: 1989

Bottling Year: 2012

Age: 22

Bottles Produced: 56

Limited Edition: yes

Cask Number: 794011

Category: Single Malt

Country: Scotland

Bottle Size: 70cl / 700ml

ABV: 53.0%

Mortlach is one of the greatest Speyside whiskies in Diageo’s portfolio. The distillery’s robust, gutsy, earthy, beefy new make is a result of running the stills fast and using worm tub condensers, which minimises copper contact and gives a powerfully flavoured, deliberately sulphury new make that is frequently matured in sherry casks. 

Following the discontinuation of the much-loved Mortlach 16-year-old Flora & Fauna, the first official Mortlach core range was introduced in 2014 but flopped disastrously due to comically high pricing; the subsequent relaunch in 2018, with a return to reality-based pricetags, has been much more successful.  Gordon & MacPhail were previous licensed bottlers of Mortlach and have bottled the greatest examples from the distillery, including the famous Book of Kells editions and the extraordinary Generations bottlings, which included the first 70 and 75-year-old single malt whiskies ever bottled.

Duncan Taylor was founded in 1938, originally as a cask broker. The Glasgow-based company was acquired in the 1960s by the American blender and entrepreneur Abe Rosenberg, who amassed a large stock of maturing casks. Following Rosenberg’s death in 1994 the Duncan Taylor business lay dormant until the early 2000s, when the trustees offered some casks to businessmen Euan Shand and Alan Gordon. 

Shand and Gordon were so impressed with Duncan Taylor’s stock that they bought the company in 2002 and began bottling some of Rosenberg’s best casks. A string of extraordinary bottlings of Longmorn, Macallan, Bowmore and Springbank were released under the now defunct Peerless range and today Duncan Taylor, with Shand in full control since 2006, is established as one of Scotland’s most interesting independent bottlers.


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Last Bids £125.00 14th February 2024 18:14