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Dumbarton Whisky

   

Dumbarton Whisky

Dumbarton Distillery was a Scotch grain whisky distillery that operated in the town of Dumbarton, Scotland. Here are some key points about Dumbarton Whisky:

  1. Establishment: Dumbarton Distillery was established in 1938 by Hiram Walker & Sons Ltd., a Canadian distilling company.

  2. Location: The distillery was located in the town of Dumbarton, situated on the River Clyde in West Dunbartonshire, Scotland.

  3. Purpose: Dumbarton was primarily a grain whisky distillery, producing single grain Scotch whisky. Grain whisky is made from a mixture of grains, typically including barley, corn, wheat, and sometimes rye.

  4. Ownership Changes: Over the years, there were changes in ownership and corporate restructuring. Hiram Walker & Sons Ltd. became part of Allied Domecq, a major drinks company.

  5. Closure: Dumbarton Distillery ceased production in 2002. The facility was subsequently demolished, marking the end of its existence.

  6. Contribution to Blends: The whisky produced at Dumbarton was often used in the production of blended Scotch whiskies. Grain whisky is a crucial component in many blended Scotch whiskies, providing a lighter and more neutral character compared to the bolder single malt whiskies.

  7. Column Stills: Grain whisky is typically produced using continuous column stills, a more efficient method for large-scale production compared to the pot stills commonly used for malt whisky.

  8. Legacy in Blending: While Dumbarton Distillery itself is no longer operational, its legacy lives on in the various blended Scotch whiskies that utilized its grain whisky as part of their composition.

It's important to note that specific details about the flavor profile or individual releases from Dumbarton may be limited, as grain distilleries often focus on producing whisky for blending purposes rather than as standalone single grain releases. The distillery's closure marked a significant change in the Scotch whisky landscape, emphasizing the importance of both single malt and grain components in the overall industry.

  • Dumbarton 1987/2003 Cadenheads 15 years old Authentic Collection Single Lowland Malt Scotch Whisky 70 cl 58,1%
    Item no.: 505956-807534-717
    Distillery: Dunbarton
    Bottler: Cadenhead´s
    Year: Distilled: 1987 Bottled: March 2003
    Age: 15 years old
    Type: Single Lowland Malt Scotch Whisky
    Cask number/type: Bourbon Hogshead
    Alc. strength: 58,1 %
    Number of bottles: 249 pcs.
    Un-chillfiltered
    Natural Colour
    70 cl.
    • 1pcs.
      357,00EUR
  • Dumbarton 2000/2021 Coopers Choice 20 years old Lowland Single Grain Scotch Whisky 70 cl 56.5%
    Item no.: 059763-615-591
    Dumbarton 2000/2021 Coopers Choice 20 years old Lowland Single Grain Scotch Whisky 70 cl 56.5%

    Distillery: Dumbarton
    Bottler: The Coopers Choice
    Year: Distilled: November 2000 Bottled: 2021
    Age: 20 years old
    Type: Lowland Single Grain Scotch Whisky
    Cask number/type: Bourbon Cask / Cask No. #211097
    Alc. strength: 56.5 %
    Number of bottles: 234 pcs.
    Un-chillfiltered
    Natural Colour
    70 cl.
    • 1pcs.
      149,75EUR