Dumbarton 50 Year Old 1964 vintage Lowland single grain Scotch whisky. Single cask refill hogshead #11227 expression of the lost distillery bottled February 2015 by Hunter Laing & Co. for the Sovereign series. 93 numbered bottles.
A dark gold whisky with a mellow nose of vanilla custard, creme caramel, and a hint of peaches. On the palate it is smooth with vanilla, red berries and butterscotch. The finish is long, slightly sweet, and with a hint of oak.
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.