Whisky Review: Port Dundas 36 Years Old 1978 XOP Cask 10421

Category: Single grain scotch whisky

Origin: Port Dundas Distillery (Closed)

Bottling: Douglas Laing; Xtra Old Particular

ABV: 60.7%

Cost: £Discontinued

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What they say:

36 year old single grain Scotch whisky from the Port Dundas distillery, distilled all the way back in 1978! It was matured in a refill barrel until October 2014, when it was bottled by Douglas Laing for their Xtra Old Particular range. 133 bottles were produced, presented at 60.7% ABV.

What I say:

The second of our Port Dundas single grain expressions sampled during our visit to Douglas Laing’s HQ was distilled back in 1978 and bottled after a 36 year maturation!

Colour:

Dark amber gold (9/20), very-fine tears and legs

Nose:

On the nose this gave me Chamois leather, spiced orange (citrus) liqueur, orange barley sugars, honey and chocolate orange (Terry’s)

Taste:

Similar to the nose, honeyed and smooth with brown sugar, leathery tannins from the oak wood and some citrusy spiced orange marmalade

Finish:

Medium and slightly spirity (unsurprising at this ABV)

Overall:

I think we all agreed that despite the numbers on the bottle this slipped down far too easily

Score: 84/100

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