Claymore Imports Introduces Gordon & MacPhail Mortlach 15yo

15 year old Mortlach (LCBO# 262873)

At last, the much awaited 15yo Mortlach from Speyside will be on the shelves this week, this wee beauty can be found in LCBO stores throughout Ontario at a cost of $99.95. The first time we brought in a Mortlach the whole consignment was gone in the first day, this time the LCBO has tripled the amount and placed into 70 independent stores.

This is a well priced gem of a scotch and fast becoming one of my own favourites.

Mortlach’s main claim to fame is that it was the first of seven distilleries to be built in and around Dufftown. The distillery operates a unique distillation process which distills the spirit 2.5 times. This, combined with the worm tubs used to condense the spirit, gives the whisky the complexity for which it is renowned. This also makes the whisky suitable for longer ageing. Unlike most distilleries in Scotland, Mortlach was given permission to remain in production during most of World War II. Gordon & MacPhail have stocks of the rare war years whisky.

What’s going on in the area:

The LCBO are hosting a tasting on the 19th Jan ten whiskies and food for $99. If you’re interested in attending register at http://www.vintages.com/events/scotches_event.shtml . The event is being held at the four seasons in Toronto, I’ll certainly be attending.

Neil Middleton and Companions of the Quaich (Niagara on the Lake) are having a whisky tasting on the February 7th with some whiskies that are not available from the LCBO and promises to be an interesting night, contact Neil at 905-468-0802 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Stephanie of The Dam Pub is hosting on the 17th of Jan a 3 flight whisky tasting and our chocolate pate is paired with the last dram for $25. Time is 7:30 at 53 Bruce Street South, Thornbury, ON 519-599-2110 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. I’m dying to try this Chocolate Pate!!!

Frank McDonald and the (Cornwall Companions of the Quaich) are hosting a Burns evening on Jan 27th contact Frank 613-935-1761Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further details.

The Shepherd’s Pub and the Companions of the Quaich in Elora are also hosting a Burns night, contact Chris Andrews at (519) 843-2984 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Quinns Steak House http://quinnssteakhouse.com/ is hosting a Robbie Burns night with a 6 course dinner and a flight of 4 whiskies consisting of Auchentoshan Three Wood / Auchentoshan 99 /Bowmore 18 yo /The Bowmore Darkest Priced at $75 per person, I did note that Kelly and Scott have not selected any of my whiskies for the tasting; I’ll be chatting to you later.

The Scottish Rite Club and the Hamilton Companions of the Quaich are having a tasting on Jan 16th Contact Ed Patrick This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   for more details. This is a wonderful venue for a tasting see their web site at http://scottishriteclub.ca/

The Oakville Companions of the Quaich are also having a Burns night, contact Chris Cayley at 905-849-4646 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Fern Resort http://www.fernresort.com/  and the Orillia Companions of the Quaich are hosting a Burns night, contact Michael Jones at 705 325-7154 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Jan 30th for the Burns night at the Albany Club for the Toronto Companions of the Quaich, contact Ed Patrick at 416-964-8180 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Claymore Imports will be hosting a whisky tasting challenge at The Dockside Pub in Whitby courtesy of Rob Schofield, scheduled for late February, this will be an opportunity to try some rare whiskies, have lots of fun and some superb food pairings…… more details to follow.

If you’re out of the province take a trip and visit The Haven in Boston, they have a three day Robert Burns extravaganza from 23rd to 25th of January http://thehavenjp.com/ . Don’t forget Victoria Whisky Festival on Jan 19th but it’s sold out!

If your local establishment is planning on hosting an event in the month of February please let us know.

Other Whiskies coming soon

Caperdonich

Aultmore

1997 Dailuaine

Glendullan

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Sláinte

Bill Somerville
Global Operations Director
Claymore Imports Inc.
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