Dumbarton 50 Year Old 1964 vintage Lowland single grain Scotch whiskey. Single cask refill hogshead #11592 expression of the lost distillery bottled May 2015 by Hunter Laing & Co. for the Sovereign series. 162 numbered bottles.
This burnished gold whiskey has a robustly sweet nose of fudge and custard at the beginning, with rich notes of dates and prunes giving balance. On the palate it has a buttery mouthfeel with vanilla and rich fruit flavours dominating, leaving a long dry sweet finish with a definite oak aftertaste.
Dumbarton Single Grain Whiskey
Dumbarton Distillery is a lost Lowland grain distillery opened by Hiram Walker in 1938 on the site of the former McMillan shipyard. The distillery sat on the banks of the River Leven and River Clyde in Dumbarton and was equipped with one continuous still manufactured in Cincinnati. It was one of the largest grain distilleries in Scotland however it closed in 2002 with most of its buildings demolished by 2008. Spirit was produced primarily from maize with water originating from Loch Lomond with spirit destined for Ballantyne's blends. Single cask bottlings have been released by Hunter Laing & Co.