Morrison Scotch Whisky Distillers has unveiled its portfolio of whisky brands. Formerly known as Morrison and Mackay, the Aberargie-based company came under the ownership of father-and-son team Brian and Jamie Morrison in 2020.
The Morrison family has been involved in the whisky industry for more than five generations. Brian’s grandfather, William Walker, was a whisky broker, and his son Stanley purchased Islay’s oldest distillery Bowmore in 1963. Brian later became a managing director of the Islay distillery before it was sold to Japanese drinks maker Suntory.
“As one of Scotland’s oldest whisky families, we can trace our involvement in the whisky business back five generations where we have held almost every role possible in the industry including licensed grocers, brokers, blenders, bottlers and distillers,” said Jamie Morrison, chairman of Morrison Scotch Whisky Distillers,
The new range includes Islay single malt Scotch brand Mac-Talla, blended malt whisky Old Perth, and single malt Càrn Mòr. Mac-Talla’s range includes two expressions, Terra and Mara, with a third bottling, the 15-year-old Strata, launching this month.
The Old Perth line includes The Original and Cask Strength whiskies, and will be followed by an aged collection this autumn. The Old Perth range is made using Sherry-matured malt from a selection of unnamed distilleries, located in the Glenlivet region of Speyside.
The Càrn Mòr lineup consists of two bottlings, Strictly Limited and Celebration of the Cask. The range includes Scotches made from single cask or limited casks. The Family Reserve whisky will join the collection this autumn.
“In the coming years we will release Aberargie Single Malt Scotch Whisky,” added Jamie. “Distilled in our purpose-built facility in Aberargie, just outside Perth, its release will mark the return to distilling after nearly 25 years for my father and I.”
Morrison also makes Bruadar, a liqueur (formerly known as Scottish Highland) made with malt whisky, honey and sloe berries.
For more information, head over to the company’s official website.