Mortlach History and Whisky Walk

  • 1 May
  • £89.00
  • Highland Spirit Bed and Breakfast
  • Dufftown

Arrive at Highland Spirit, Dufftown, for a welcoming dram of the old-new release Mortlach Rare Old from the Victorian flask bottle.  You will hear the history of Mortlach distillery and how we arrived at this first fantastic dram in Dufftown from as long back as 1823. 

How did it pay for health care.  Drink a dram to find out!

See the smuggling equipment made by the local coppersmith for the distillery workers.  Then a short walk to Mortlach to see where the Celtic Monks first distilled in 566AD and taste a dram of their original aqua vitae.  We visit the Kirk, grave-robbers watchers hut, and hear about the legendary battle in the 11th Century.

What was dramming?  Find out with an Exclusive Mortlach dram.  How did the Pagoda come about?  Why has Dufftown got the clock that hung McPherson?  Music and whisky and much more. 

We will stop at the historic kiln of Mortlach Distillery and run through the odd 2.81 distillation process whilst sipping on a fine dram of Mortlach Flora and Fauna - a legendary favourite.

Passing by an old temperance hotel we will return to Highland Spirit for a beautiful Mortlach 18YO from a special bottle, now discontinued.

You will hear about the role of the Mortlach Exciseman and will have a go using some of his original instruments to measure the strength/volume of alcohol.   You can try this for yourself and enjoy a 38YO dram of Mortlach from 1976.  

Lots more besides.

The easy and relaxing walk is led by Alistair a qualified Walking Guide Leader. It is about 1.25 miles and lasts about 2.5 hours and has 7 fine drams from the Beast of Dufftown and an Aqua Vitae. 

  • Mortlach Rare Old
  • JW Platinum 18YO
  • G&M 15YO Refill Sherry
  • Aqua Vitae of the  Celtic Monks
  • G&M Exclusive 1st Fill Single Bourbon Cask Strength
  • Flora and Fauna 16YO Sherry Butts
  • Mortlach 18YO discontinued, sherry and bourbon casks
  • G&M 1976 38YO Refill Bourbon

Available tickets

Wed 1 May 2019 1:00pm - 3:30pm £89.00
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Fri 3 May 2019 1:00pm - 3:30pm £89.00
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Sun 5 May 2019 1:00pm - 3:30pm £89.00
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Mortlach History and Whisky Walk

Event provider

Highland Spirit Bed & Breakfast
51 Fife Street
AB55 4AP

T: 01340 821136

Venue details

51 Fife Street
AB55 4AP

T: 01340 821136

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