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Overall rating
87.65/100
votes
39
Category
Single Grain
Distillery
Bottler
3006 Whisky (3W)
Vintage
18.03.1987
Bottled
21.02.2019
Stated Age
31 years old
Casktype
Refill Bourbon
Casknumber
25028
Number of bottles
139
Strength
53.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
26 Apr 2019 7:53 pm by urlduc
Non-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 133.28

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39 × member ratings

42 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Dumbarton 1987 3W

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.65 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Popcorn
    I don’t believe it! It seems that I have never – NEVER! – tried a grain whisky from Dumbarton before. This distillery – which was the home base of Ballantine’s so to speak – was founded in 1938 and closed in 1991. The buildings have been demolished.
    Lovely notes of unripe banana, marzipan, wood and pencil shavings, popcorn and honey. That’s the nose of this lovely grain in a nutshell. Some white chocolate and a fresh floral note. Buttercups? Brésilienne nuts and whipped cream! Some juicy apricot in the background. Very good.
    It is creamy in the mouth, almost syrupy. Lots of oak spices, now. Think cloves and cinnamon. Honey arrives to soften things up a bit. Some tropical fruit appears. Pineapple, banana and that apricot again. The whipped cream returns, this time on a bit of coconut. This is very good.
    The coconut and woodsmoke are king in the surprisingly long finish, but it remains very sweet throughout.
    Wonderful grain indeed. Note to self: find more Dumbarton!

  2. Goldenwhiskycave scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    deep copper in color, slightly oily in the glass, sticks to the glass
    • Nose
      81 81
      sugar butter, candy-like, light alcohol, sweet alcohol banana
    • Taste
      79 79
      sweet, creamy, spicy sweet, stimuli like a sweet soda, but with a sharp alcohol punch, the second sip, comes through even more powerful, numbs the tongue
    • Finish
      78 78
      dry firm, tanines of oak and sweetness, sticks in the mouth

  3. Toto0808 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Delicious
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. Willum scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. GIORGOS scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. dhillworth scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. BertNEC scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  9. Rien scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

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