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Morrison and Mackay

Morrison and MacKay


Published on: 7/01/20 by Justine

The first time we came across Morrison and Mackay was at the inaugural Home of Whisky festival which took place at the Salutation Hotel in Perth in 2014. Kenny MacKay’s masterclass (and it was exactly that) was absolutely superb and we’ve been fans of the Càrn Mòr range ever since.

As a result, we were delighted when Morrison and Mackay joined us for the inaugural Fife Whisky Festival in 2018 and we’re over the moon that they’re coming back in 2020!

Morrison and Mackay are independent bottlers of single malt whisky and describe themselves as ‘compounders of the finest Scottish liqueurs’. Compounders; what a great word!

Morrison and MacKay

Whether it’s from the Càrn Mòr Celebration of the Cask, the Strictly Limited or the Beinn a’Cheò ranges, all their whiskies are non-chill filtered, ensuring that all those lovely lipids remain to deliver some delicious drams.

The team has also brought the Old Perth blend back to life after an absence of nearly 30 years. Revived in 2013, this award winning range of blended malts has rightly garnered the attention of whisky enthusiasts. Each limited release in the Original, Sherry Cask or Peaty ranges regularly sells out so we’re looking forward to seeing what the team will be pouring on the day.

Just across the Fife border, the team is behind the recently opened Aberargie distillery where the first spirit was distilled in November 2017. The barley is grown in the fields surrounding the distillery and, with Morrison and MacKay’s bottling plant situated just nearby, everything except the malting can take place on site.

Make sure you head over to the Morrison and MacKay stand on 7th March. As well talking about their new distillery and pouring samples of some great whisky, they’ll also be pouring their fantastic whisky liqueur, Bruadar. Definitely a choice worth sampling!

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