Port Dundas 18 Years Old Single Grain Scotch Whisky

The Data

Category   Whisky

Sub-Category   Single Grain Scotch Whisky

Origin   Highlands

Retail Price   $99.99

ABV   43%

In the Glass

Appearance

Brilliant golden color with accents of copper.

Aromatics

The nose is beautiful with vibrant notes of wild flowers, butterscotch, toasted grains, nutmeg, and vanilla bean with hints of dried apple.

Flavor

The palate echoes the nose with a generous grain and caramel core that becomes drier and peppery with a spirity note on the finish.

Intensity & Texture

Medium-bodied with a nice marriage of grain Whisky, wood, and spice with a bit of a hot note on the finish.

Cool Factor

A

For those new here, I love great single grain Whiskies and this lovely example is from a recently closed distillery and for an added bonus it's bottled at 43% abv.

Value Grade

C

This is in no way a value Whisky but with that said it will sell with vigor as it's delicious and very unique not to mention limited.

Analysis

This Whisky is the embodiment of a bittersweet story as I love the respect given to a single grain Whisky while I'm deeply saddened at the reminder of the shuttering of this great old distillery in 2010. Unlike Diageo's other recent grain Whisky offering, the Port Dundas is all Whisky with neither the celebrity component nor the flashy packaging. The Port Dundas Whisky is aged in ex-Bourbon casks.

How to Enjoy

Drink neat with a splash of water or a cube or two of ice.

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