Port Dundas 27 Year Old 1988 Vintage single grain Lowland Scotch whisky. Single cask bottled 2015 by Hunter Laing & Co. for the Sovereign series.
A bright golden whisky with a rich mellow nose leading to vanilla, crème brûlée and milk chocolate coated caramel with a hint of peach at the end. It is smooth & creamy on the palate with vanilla being the dominant taste initially. Chocolate digestive biscuits with a toffee tone come through to add weight to the taste. The finish is long, lingering & slightly dry with the faintest wisp of oak.
Port Dundas Distillery
Port Dundas Single Grain Whisky
Port Dundas Distillery was established by Daniel McFarlane in 1811 in the Port Dundas area of Glasgow. The area developed rapidly into an industrial complex which included three distilleries all named Port Dundas. The first was established in 1811, the second in 1813 and the third operated for just a short period during the late 1830s. In 1845 both operating distilleries were producing grain spirit and in that year both installed Coffey stills. In 1877 they amalgamated and by 1885 Port Dundas Distillery had developed into the largest distillery in the world and was processing corn and barley and rye, and importing grain from America. In 1886 the distillery was operating with two malt kilns and five grain kilns, thirty-five washbacks, three Coffey stills and five pot stills. In 2010 port Dundas Distillery closed and demolition began shortly thereafter.