Mortlach History and Whisky Walk

Presented from Highland Spirit B&B, a historically listed building and the locally famous home of Grant the Coppersmith and lodgings of the Mortlach Exciseman.
You will hear the history of Mortlach distillery, the first legal distillery in Dufftown, where William Grant of Glenfiddich fame learned his trade.
How was the whisky stolen using the flasks made by the Coppersmith? How did Mortlach whisky pay for health care?
A short walk to Mortlach Kirk to see where the Celtic Monks first distilled in 566AD, the grave-robbers watchers hut, the Grant Family grave and have a dram with the Mortlach Brewer. What do the symbols on the 6th Century Pictish Battle stone mean?
A stop at the historic kiln of Mortlach. Learn about the traditional worm-tubs, "Wee Witchie", the iconic Pagoda and the odd 2.81 distillation process.
You will have a go using some of the Mortlach Exciseman's original instruments to measure the strength/volume of alcohol.
This historical walk is offered by Alistair as a qualified walking guide with nine 15ml drams:.

- Wee Witchie12YO
- JW Ultimate 18YO
- G&M 15YO
- Aqua Vitae of Lindores Abbey
- G&M Exclusive 19YO
- Flora and Fauna 16YO
- Cowie's Blue Seal 20YO
- Coopers Choice 1995 18YO
- G&M 1984 30YO

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Steve Oliver
12 Conval St
AB55 4AD, United Kingdom
Tel: 01340-881616

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