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
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!
Dark amber gold (9/20), very-fine tears and legs
On the nose this gave me Chamois leather, spiced orange (citrus) liqueur, orange barley sugars, honey and chocolate orange (Terry’s)
Similar to the nose, honeyed and smooth with brown sugar, leathery tannins from the oak wood and some citrusy spiced orange marmalade
Medium and slightly spirity (unsurprising at this ABV)
I think we all agreed that despite the numbers on the bottle this slipped down far too easily
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