Dumbarton Single Grain Scotch Whisky, 1961
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Scottish Grain whiskies are uncommonly enjoyed on their own but rather used as a popular component in blended whiskies. As such being the case, The Last Drop set off on a hunt and located an almost empty Dumbarton Distillery cask. 1961 was a year that graced the world with the ever-charming George Clooney, the tactful and intelligent Barack Obama, and the popular Michael J. Fox. 1961 was also the year that this Dumbarton Single Grain Scotch whisky was placed in a cask to age. The remaining 32 bottles (yes, only 32!) of the now closed Dumbarton Distillery are an impossible find. Equivalently as impactful as those it shares the same birth year with, this Scotch whisky is truly a taste of Scottish distilling history.
Rewind to 1971…Disney World was opening its doors unleashing magic on America, the world was entering major technological advances, this whisky was born. First blended in 1983, then places in ex-sherry butts for another 9 years, then left in barrels for a further 24 years. This triple matured whisky is a harmony of complex flavours that displays its wisdom of 45 years in the making.
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