Port Dundas 47 Years Old 1965 – Scott’s Selection

Scottish single grain whisky

43.6% ABV, ~£90 for 70cl

Score: 85/100

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What they say:

A 1965 vintage Port Dundas bottled by independent bottlers Scott’s Selection in 2012. Port Dundas closed in 2010 and given it was very rarely seen as a single grain, bottlings are in high demand.

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What I say:

Port Dundas single grain whisky, distilled in 1965 and bottled at 43.6% in 201 (hence ~ 47 years old). This was the final dram from the Water of Life Society EWB Greatness of grain tasting.

Colour:

Dark copper gold, droplet tears

Nose:

Toffee and caramelised cane sugar, molasses, sweet, raisins and rum

Taste:

Intense toffee and caramel, raisins, espresso coffee, sweet honey, butterscotch, golden syrup, liquorice, slightly herbal fennel, sage and rosemary

Finish:

Medium, toffee, raisin, and oak wood

Overall:

Wow a rich, oak infused, single grain. This has spent a long time in the cask and has developed an intensity of colour and character from the oak wood. Gone are the vanillins and replaced by a deep rich herbal sugariness. In fact just drinking this whisky from 1965 made us wonder about the history it has lived through!

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