Mortlach 47 years is the first release of the series The Singing Stills

Only 94 bottles of the exclusive single malt will soon be available

In April 1971, this whisky was distilled in the Mortlach Distillery in Dufftown and filled into three refill American oak hogsheads. Now it was bottled at 46.8% ABV. If you are interested in one of those 94 bottles of Mortlach 47 year old, you can register at Justerini & Brooks’ website from 9th to 23rd April and hope for a chance to buy a bottle for £10,000.

Alternatively, there is the possibility to get the hands on the bottle number 8 of the Mortlach 47 years on March 25 at an auction of Bonhams in Singapore. The proceeds will be donated to the charitable organization Daughters of Tomorrow, which enables underprivileged women to get skilled and work for their own income.

In Diageo’s press release, the Mortlach 47-year-old is described as “authentic in character, delivering a velvety body with notes of honey, hot toasted wood and dark chocolate, leaving a buttery smoothness, with a touch of smoke to finish.”

This is the first release of the series The Singing Stills, named after the stills of the Mortlach Distillery, whose unusual distilling process in three wash stills and three pot stills results in a mathematical 2.81 distillation. More very rare releases are to follow.

If you would like to start off with a less expensive Mortlach Single Malt, you could grap a Mortlach 12 years, Mortlach 16 years or Mortlach 20 years that were released last year.

Picture: Diageo