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Dumbarton 31 Year Old 1987 Sovereign Exclusive #15477

ABV: 50.5%
Age: 31 Year Old
Vintage: 1987
Cask Type: Refill Barrel
Cask #: #15477
Bottler: Hunter Laing & Co.
Region: Lowland
Type: Single Grain Scotch
Volume: 70cl



Dumbarton 31 Year Old 1988 vintage Lowland single grain Scotch whisky. Rare example of the lost Scottish distillery. Single cask refill barrel #15477 distilled March 1987 bottled September 2018 by Hunter Laing & Co. for the Sovereign series. Selected and bottled exclusively for The Whisky Barrel. 207 numbered bottles.

Tasting Notes


This golden whisky has a nose of apples, blueberries, and molten toffee. The palate is soft and sweet with notes of salted caramel, forest fruits and marzipan. The finish is medium length, with a hint of lingering pepper.



Dumbarton Distillery

Dumbarton Single Grain Whisky

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.


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