Dumbarton 1987 | 31 Year Old | Sovereign
A 31-year-old grain whisky from the Dumbarton distillery, which was closed in 2002. Bottled by Hunter Laing from a single ex-bourbon barrel, this single grain whisky has notes of buttery shortbread, toffee apple and apricot.
Dumbarton's whisky, made using maize and water from Loch Lomond, was largely used as part of Ballantine's blends. The distillery was famous for the 'Scotch Watch', the gaggle of Chinese white geese introduced in 1959 to protect the whisky stocks from intruders.