Dumbarton 55 year old
This superb whisky right here is a 55 year old single grain, distilled by Dumbarton back in December 1964 and matured in a refill hogshead. After 55 year of patience maturation, Douglas Laing bottled it up as part of their Xtra Old Particular range, with just 215 bottles being made available to the world at large.
- Distilled: December 1964
- Bottled: January 2020
- Cask No: DL13767
- Bottle No: 057
About the Distillery ...
Dumbarton featured American-style stainless steel columns rather than the traditional Coffey stills used by most Scottish grain distilleries. Though it soon realised the inclusion of sacrificial copper is important in the production of quality grain whisky, its process and strict adherence to the use of maize, meant its spirit was rather heavy in character.
Its whisky was mostly reserved for the Ballantine’s blend, and was never bottled as a single grain. However, some independent bottlings have emerged from Douglas Laing and Hunter Laing.