Grain

Port Dundas 10 Years Old (Great Drams)

Port Dundas 10 Years Old 2009 Single Cask Series

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What they say

Drams like this, with its smooth palate laden with creme brûlée and vanilla notes, are far too rare to burden with heavy-handed words, as Chaucer might have said. Here you have a bottle of whisky from a now-silent distillery, which means there is not only no production there any more, but the whole site has now been torn down so no more Port Dundas whisky will ever be produced.

What I say

A relatively young Port Dundas distilled in 2009 just a couple of years before the Port Dundas grain distillery was closed forever. As is common for single grain this was matured in a first fill ex-bourbon cask, so despite being only 10 it should have experienced a fair amount of bourbon influence. Thanks to Greg at GreatDrams.com for providing a sample of this product.

Details

  • ABV 48.2%
  • Age 10 Years Old
  • Bottler Great Drams
  • Bottling Single Cask Series
  • Cask 1st fill Bourbon Hogshead
  • Category Single grain Scotch whisky
  • Cost £65 from GreatDrams.com
  • Origin Port Dundas distillery
  • Outturn 193 bottles
  • Region Lowlands
  • Released 2019
  • Vintage 2009

My Tasting notes

  • Appearance Clear refractive gold (2/20), oily, numerous medium tears
  • Nose Spirity and vanillic, icing sugar sweetness on vanilla pastries, lime and lemon sweet citrus,
  • Taste Fruity and rounded, apple and orange peels, lemon sherbet, lemon meringue pie, honey, caramel, mid-bodied which lightens
  • Finish Spicy and a little vaporous apple and cinnamon
  • Overall Young, light and simple 1st fill bourbon-matured grain, really displaying mostly what these casks can do plus a little grain spirit character for Port Dundas – the likes of which we won’t really see in future as it is no longer in production.

Score 83/100

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