In collaboration with Whisky expert and Senior Brand Ambassador for Diageo - Mikael Lunden - we invite you to Whisky Dinner 1011 meters above the fjord in Hoven Restaurant on November 9. A perfect gift for Dad the day before Father's Day?

We serve a four-course menu of traditional Norwegian food with a twist, combined with some of the best whisky varieties that Mortlach produces. And maybe there will be a surprise or two during the evening?

Four-course menu, aperitif and whisky, lectures and ticket round trip Loen Skylift: kr. 1295, -.

Last run down is at 24:00 this day. Collect your ticket in Fjordshop.

Mortlach History

Mortlach was the name of the original village which sprang up around the abbey of the name, founded by Saint Moluag in the 7th century. With the building of Dufftown in 1817 the old name fell in abeyance – apart from the distillery.

The distillery was the first to be licensed within Dufftown, being founded by James Findlater, Donald Mackintosh and Alex Gordon in 1823. It passed briefly into the hands of the Grant-brothers of Glen Grant fame who gutted the buildings and used the equipment for their distillery in Rothes.

It was George Cowie and his son Alexander who, from the 1850s on, recommenced whisky production and steered Mortlach to a pre-eminent position as a blending malt.

Although no-one is sure where the unique distillation regime originated, its adherence to richness and weight singles Mortlach out as one of the distilleries with a robust belief in the older ways of making whisky.

It remained in the Cowie’s hands until 1923 when it became part of John Walker & Sons and from there via DCL into Diageo.

In 2014, it was announced that a mirror image of the existing distillery would be built which, when completed, will double total capacity (source: Scotch Whisky).


The host of the night: Mikael Lundén

Mikael Lundén is the Senior Nordic Brand Ambassador Whisky & Rum, Diageo Reserve & Member of the Keepers of the Quaich. Mikael is working with the Johnnie Walker Super de Luxe-range, the Malt Whisky-portfolio and Ron Zacapa.

Mikael has a long and reputed track record with multi-global companies and his dedicated work has led to success for many of the brands. Inspire, engage, educate and enthuse are the catchwords in Mikael’s every day work.