CATEGORY: Single Grain.
DISTILLERY: Port Dundas.
BOTTLER: Distillery Bottling.
BOTTLING SERIE: Diageo Special Releases 2017.
STATED AGE: 52 years old.
CASK TYPE: Refill American Oak Hogsheads.
NUMBER OF BOTTLES: 752
STRENGTH: 44.6% Vol.
SIZE: 700 ml.
A natural cask strength single grain Scotch Whisky from Port Dundas, a historic grain distillery that closed in 2009. From refill American Oak hogsheads filled in 1964, Port Dundas is an example of very old grain, with a hugely fruity centre. It's astonishingly rich and complex for a grain whisky, and might be mistaken for a classy bourbon on the nose and in the mouth.
APPEARANCE: Rose gold - simply exquisite.
NOSE: Rich butterscotch leads quickly into pastry and masses of sweet, with a top note of fruit chews on a base of fruit salad in syrup. This folds into classic vanilla toffee and planed oak as a more savoury and meaty note develops, adding an umami richness, while everything remains fresh.
BODY: Light to medium with some oiliness.
PALATE: Creamy in texture and lightly sweet, with honey and golden syrup. Some dried fruit is succeeded by a decadent fruit salad of wine gums balanced by fresh fruits. Spice builds as the fruit fades, with freshly sawn oak and cinnamon.
FINISH: Long, warming and oaky.