Port Dundas 1978 / 36 Year Old / Sovereign
70cl / 58.7%
Single Grain Scotch Whisky
A well aged, 1978 vintage grain whisky from Port Dundas. The distillery closed in 2009, but there are still casks of their whisky maturing and they sometimes see the light of day thanks to indies like Hunter Laing and their Sovereign range. Old grain can be a wonderful thing, and this is packed with soft fruits and sweet vanilla custard.
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More Details:CountryScotlandBottlerHunter LaingSeriesSovereignAge36 Year OldVintage1978Bottling DateApril 2014Cask Number10431
Tasting notes by Billy A
Nose: Wood glue, varnish and beeswax polish, backed up by an almost rum-like sweetness. Royal icing, vanilla essence, sweet popcorn and a touch of woody spice.
Palate: Oak and spice to start, with sweetness and freshly sawn oak in balance. Some mape syrup sweetness and drying oak tannins develop, with caramel and a hint of dusty pencil shavings.
Finish: Sweet and surprisingly lingering, with a touch of heat, liquorice root, root Beer and polished oak.
A burnished gold coloured whisky with great depth of character on the nose - full bodied and mellow, vanilla custard powder with marinated rich fruits giving a sweet but balanced profile. Creamy and smooth on the palate, with vanilla sweetness to the fore and sultanas and raisins in the background. A long, lingering and sweet finish with a wisp of oak created a delightful aftertaste.
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