The Mortlach 30 Years Old 1989 Old & Rare Hunter Laing from the Speyside distillery Mortlach was distilled in 1989 and matured in an Oloroso Sherry cask for 30 years. It was bottled in 2019 at a cask strength of 48.5% by the independent bottler Hunter Laing for their Old & Rare Platinum Selection series. Old & Rare is an exclusive range consisting of limited-edition single cask whiskies that have been matured for several decades. The Mortlach distillery was founded by James Findlater in 1823 when the Excise Act was passed, making it legal to distill whisky in Scotland. Mortlach was the first legal distillery in Dufftown, and is named after the ancient parish in which the town is located. The distillery changed ownership several times in its early history. At one point it even became a brewery, as a result of James and John Grant moving all the distilling equipment to their new Glen Grant distillery. They sold Mortlach again immediately after (rude), but luckily the next owner replaced the stills and Mortlach became a whisky distillery again. Only 317 bottles of Mortlach 30 Years Old 1989 Old & Rare Hunter Laing were released.