The Exclusive Regions Single Grain 12 Year (Port Dundas)

 

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Price: $50

Distilled/Owned by: Port Dundas / The Exclusive Malts

Region: Lowland

50% ABV

Mashbill: Single Grain

Aged For: 12 Years

Cask Type: Refill Hogshead

Chill Filtered: No

Color Added: No


Color: Pale gold

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn.

Nose: Toasted grains, baked bread, caramel, vanilla, table sugar, oak, sawdust

Mouthfeel: Medium body

Palate/Taste: Vanilla cream, honey, marzipan, oak, coffee, and sugar

Finish: Light to medium warmth, medium length, oak and vanilla with toasted almonds, fresh bread, and maple syrup

Thoughts: A very “bready” dram with the typically vanilla oak profile you get from single grains.

Score: 83 out of 100

North British 28 1988 Old Particular K&L

North British 28 1988 Old Particular K&L

Paid: $80 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: North British / Old Particular

Region: Lowland

51.3% ABV

Aged For: 28 Years (Distilled 1988)

Mashbill: Single Grain, Undisclosed

Cask Type: Refill Hogshead

Chill Filtered: No

Color Added: No

 


 

Color: Pale Gold

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn

Nose: Toasted grains, oak, vanilla, maple, brown sugar

Feel: Medium body, supple

Taste: Butterscotch, cream, vanilla, latte, pastry, honey

Finish: Medium warmth and length, oak and vanilla, milk chocolate

Thoughts: A sweet vanilla bomb single grain, nothing mind blowing, but I enjoy them.

Score: 84 out of 100

Carsebridge 33 1982 Old Particular

Carsebridge 33 OP

Price: Discontinued

Distilled/Owned by: Carsebridge / Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

Region: Lowland

45.4% ABV

Mashbill: Single Grain

Aged For: 33 Years (Distilled 1982)

Store Pick: K&L

Cask Type: Refill Hogshead (Could it be sherry?)

Chill Filtered: No

Color Added: No

 


 

Color: Tawny

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn.

Nose: Baking spices, dry corn, old oak, red velvet, caramel, cereal grains

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, but thick

Palate/Taste: Caramel, butter, corn mash, coffee, dehydrated leather

Finish: Long lasting, warm, with butter, mineral spirits, and old oak, reminds me a bit of mellow corn.

Thoughts: I’ve never had anything quite like this, you can tell its old without having to read the label, I don’t think the age makes it better or worse than other grain scotches, just unique.

Score: 84 out of 100

 

Girvan 31 Year SMWS G7.10 “The Texan Tea Party”

Texan Tea Party

Price: Discontinued

Distilled/Owned by: Girvan / Single Malt Whisky Society

Region: Lowland

59.2% ABV

Aged For: 31 Years

Mashbill: Single grain whiskey

Cask Type: Ex-Bourbon

Chill Filtered: No

Color Added: No

 


 

Color: Brass

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn

Nose: Red velvet. Vanilla, cracker crumbs, old oak, dusty leather, powdered chocolate

Feel: Medium body, dry

Taste: Vanilla, cake batter, coconut, rum, baking spice, cinnamon, bourbon like

Finish: Warm and lingering, vanilla, oak, rye whisky, and sweet tropical rum with heavy molasses

Thoughts: It tastes like everything except Scotch, and that’s not a bad thing.

Score: 90 out of 100

Cameronbridge 25 1991 Old Particular

Cameronbridge 25 1991 OP

Paid: $65 + Shipping for 700ml

Distilled/Owned by: Cameronbridge / Douglas Laing

Region: Lowland

54.4% ABV

Aged For: 25 Years (Distilled 1991)

Chill Filtered: No

Color Added : No

Cask Type: Ex-bourbon

 


 

Color: White wine

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn

Nose: Sherbet, vanilla, honey, berries, and apple pie.

Feel:Medium bodied

Taste: Vanilla, honey, brown sugar, caramel, and very sweet.

Finish: Warm and medium length, baking spices, honey, and cloves with a bit of pepper.

Thoughts: As a fan of bourbon, I enjoy my single grains, and $65 for 25 years of aging isn’t an awful deal.

Score: 84 out of 100

Auchentoshan Three Wood

Auchentoshan 3 wood

Price: $65 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Auchentoshan / Beam Suntory

Region: Lowland

43% ABV

Mashbill: 100% malted barley

Aged For: NAS

Cask Type: Ex-Bourbon, Ex-Oloroso, Ex-Pedro Ximenez

Chill Filtered: Yes

Color Added: Yes

 


 

Color: Amber

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn.

Nose: A pit of brown sugar, soggy wood, raisin, and floral honey

Mouthfeel: Thin

Palate/Taste: Butterscotch, figs, citrus, grass, and malt

Finish: Hot and bitter for the proof, but thankfully short. A bit of caramel and oak.

Thoughts: After trying this I’m hesitant to seek out the 12 year, as Auchentoshan has had two strikes with me so far.

Score: 73 out of 100

Auchentoshan American Oak

Auchentoshan American Oak

Price: $30 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Auchentoshan / Beam Suntory

Region: Lowland

40% ABV

Mashbill: 100% malted barley

Aged For: NAS

Cask Type: Ex-Bourbon

Chill Filtered: Yes

Color Added: Yes

 


 

Color: Fake Gold

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn.

Nose: Vanilla, coconuts, oak, marzipan, banana cream, citrus.

Mouthfeel: Watery

Palate/Taste: Oak, honey, coconut, vanilla, and lemon. Overly astringent for the proof.

Finish: Marzipan comes back, with marshmallow and hints of toasted wood.

Thoughts: There has to be some very young juice in here, very one dimensional. Even at $30 I would have a hard time recommending this.

Score: 70 out of 100